Local man breaks freshwater scuba dive world record

POSTED: 12:01 PM Aug 01 2013   UPDATED: 2:38 PM Aug 01 2013
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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Gate City, Virginia native Jerry Hall has broken the world record for the longest freshwater scuba dive at South Holston Lake.

Hall officially broke the record at 12:25 p.m. on August 1, 2013. His elapsed time was 5 days and 14 minutes. Click here to view photos from the lake.

Jerry plans to extend his lead over the previous record by staying submerged until Friday.

Click here to read more about Jerry Hall's quest for the world record.

We'll have more details on Jerry Hall's dive online and on News 5 WCYB.