SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - A Southwest Virginia man is several days into a world record attempt that has him living completely underwater for nearly a week.
Gate City, Virginia native Jerry Hall has been underwater since Saturday and he hopes to stay completely submerged through Friday. Click here to read more about Jerry's world record goal.
We got the chance to talk with him thanks to an underwater camera (pictured above). "I can't complain," he said through his mask.
Hall is passing the time by watching movies, talking with friends, and even eating small bites of food.
Hall says he has even been sleeping well underwater. "I actually slept really good last night. I mean, I'm in the world's largest water bed," he laughed.
A team of at least 20 volunteer divers is also working to make sure Hall has a steady supply of water and Gatorade. "We check him and watch him and see how he does answering some simple questions, following some simple commands," adds Bean.
A special cream is being used on Hall's hands and feet so they don't become too wrinkly from the water.
If it goes as planned, Hall will be in the water until Friday around noon. That would mean he not only breaks the current world record of over 120 hours, but adds several more hours onto it, making it harder for someone else to top.
To track Jerry Hall's progress visit http://www.jerryhallworldrecorddive.com.
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