The Jerry Hall World Record Dive set the new world record for the Longest Fresh water scuba dive at 145 hours 31 minutes and 22 seconds! The now third time world record holder brought the record back to Tennessee! After Jerry surfaced the lake around 1:41pm, he was assisted out of the lake by members of his dive team. The helped Hall take off some of his equipment and walk to be greeted by his friends, family, and media.
The toll that the water takes on the body was very apparent on Hall’s hands and feet. The shrinkage and pale color to his palms and feet would make most cringe or turn away, but the important thing is that there was no pain. Hall wore gloves and socks that were filled with Sorboline cream to protect his hands and feet. This helped eliminate the pain from setting up. Hall had to be assisted out of the water after being weightless in the lake for nearly a week. Hall was able to complete interviews with the media and spend time with his family and friends.
The celebration took place the following night at Lake View Dock. A BBQ competition was held throughout the day, and a raffle/silent auction that evening also helped benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Chapter.
We will be posting a statement from Jerry at some point later this week and will be showcasing a few pieces of equipment that were used during the dive