Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:37AM
Ray Woodcock breaks the bungee jumping record with 465ft dive into water.
Ray Woodcock breaks the bungee jumping record with 465ft dive into water.
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A 73-year-old British daredevil has set a new bungee jumping record.

Ray Woodcock set a new British record for the highest jump with a full body submersion into water with a leap from 465ft.

The pensioner’s death-defying leap, which is set to be ratified as an official world record, smashed his own previous best world record of 380ft and was streamed live to his family in Essex.

The jump took place from a special 500ft crane at Chepstow Quarry – the site of the highest bungee jump in the UK.