• Short Summary

    An Australian aqualung diver, Walter Reynolds, set a new national record recently, when he reached a depth of 327ft, in Broken Bay, near Sydney.

  • Description

    An Australian aqualung diver, Walter Reynolds, set a new national record recently, when he reached a depth of 327ft, in Broken Bay, near Sydney. Using a new design in aqualung, he soon passed the old figure at 250ft.

    For the dive Reynolds used three cylinders of compressed air. In his hands he carried lead weights which were released for his return to the surface. In case the diver ran into trouble two others were posted at 50ft and 150ft to assist him.

    On the way up he made several stops to allow the gas taken into the blood at great depths to flow out of the bloodstream. For the last ten feet he was given a mouthpiece connected to a breathing unit on the surface.

    After his record dive Reynolds said he had experienced a condition he called "raptures of the deep". This made him feel light headed and lose concentration.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K8RXQEYI48F58YRQI0UN5XBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K8RXQEYI48F58YRQI0UN5XBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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