World News – GB – Veteran jumps 131 feet from helicopter into the sea WITHOUT a parachute

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Posted: 14:38 GMT, October 26, 2020 | Update: 14:51 GMT, October 26, 2020

A former paratrooper threw himself from a 131-foot helicopter into the sea without a parachute today setting a new world record in the process

John ‘The Flying Fish’ Bream plunged into the waters of the Solent, reaching speeds of 75 mph, as part of his daring coup to raise awareness of veteran suicide

The father of three spent 18 months training for the stuntman, because even making a slight mistake could have seriously injured him or even died

Today, he set the new world record for highest free fall in water from an airplane and the record for jumping in British waters, having hosted the event off Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, to raise awareness among veterans about suicide

John ‘The Flying Fish’ Bream, jumped from a helicopter hovering 131 feet without a parachute and plunged into the Solent this morning

The former paratrooper, who served in Iraq, Aghanistan and Northern Ireland, trained for 18 months because the stunt could have left him seriously injured or even dead

The dangerous stunt could have resulted in serious injury or even death, as explained by Mr. Bream if the technique is incorrect «  water can absolutely tear you in half  »

The 34-year-olds say he talks about their school and they call it « Modern-day Evel Knievel »

M Bream, from Bedhampton in Hampshire, said: ‘It’s so amazing to finally have done it, I’m so happy

‘I’m so happy I managed to break this and hope I made people smile and laugh a bit’

The father of three took on the challenge of raising funds for All Call Signs and Support Our Paras, two charities dedicated to helping veterans struggling with their mental health

Daredevil M Bream, 34, said he would have broken his neck if he hadn’t landed his feet in the water first

After completing the waterfall off Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, M Bream had set a new world record for the highest free fall in water from an airplane and the record for jumping in British waters

M Bream – who has toured Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland and has a habit of jumping planes – took on the challenge of raising funds for All Call Signs and Support Our Paras, two dedicated charities to help veterans struggling with health

M Bream divided his jump into three stages: takeoff, flight and landing.If he failed to make his entry into the water properly, it could have been fatal

Explaining his technique, he said: «  It had to be the feet first, you would break your neck with anything else

M’s waterfall Bream has earned her the nickname « Modern-day Evel Knievel » among her children’s classmates

Help was on hand to choose M Bream, which shares its name with a fish, in the waters of the Solent earlier today

‘It must be a toe-to-toe take-off, but then I opened my arms and leaned down to try to slow myself down as much as possible, then as I got closer to the water I quickly got down to in pencil position

‘Water can absolutely tear you in half – a stomach flop would probably be death

‘With the height from which I jumped you hit around 75mph – that’s pretty fast If you jump 10 meters in a pool you hit around 35mph’

Although he reached speeds of up to 75 mph while diving in the waters, M Bream said he didn’t need to wear a protective box for the stunt

M Bream now hopes to replicate the waterfall, but from 200 feet to break the current world record of 192 feet of freefall in water

He also said, « You know when you stumble on the sidewalk? The reality is you slide and hit the ground pretty quickly, but in your mind you stumble and all these thoughts go through your mind and everything slows down

M Bream added that it is not necessary to wear a box around his private parts to protect himself

He said the previous record for diving in UK waters was 122 feet and the record for 40 feet of freefall in water from a plane was held by SAS Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton

M Bream now hopes to replicate the waterfall but from 200 feet to break the current world record of 192 feet freefall in water

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