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The 'deepest man on earth'

Herbert Nitsch broke the record for deepest free dive but fell asleep on the way back up

Herbert Nitsch is a free diver, he dives without breathing equipment. In 2012 he broke a new world record, diving to a depth of 253 metres but on the way back up things went wrong.

Presenter: Asya Fouks
Producer: Tom Harding Assinder

Picture: Herbert Nitsch surrounded by jellyfish
Credit: ®herbertnitsch

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26 minutes