November 18th, 2013
02:06 AM ET

Man dies trying to set freediving record

New York man trying to set a free diving record died Sunday after he surfaced from a depth of more than 200 feet.

Nicholas Mevoli, a 32-year-old from Brooklyn, hoped to reach 72 meters (236 feet) with one breath of oxygen and without the assistance of fins.

When he surfaced, he flashed the OK sign and then lost consciousness 30 seconds later, organizers said.

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  1. chrissy

    Not me at 1:14! So the blogs are NOT free of el trollio!

    November 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @J.R.:
    As I was addressing Juan, I am unsure as to why you chose to remark to me concerning a post of mine in which you were not even mentioned.
    Perhaps you should address your remarks to the author of that post: Juan; I haven't a clue as to whether it's the "real" Juan or not.
    Have a lovely evening.

    November 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Sorry for posting this here; unsure how that happened.

    November 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    stale bread...soft cra ck ers...moldy cheese...

    November 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      No kidding.

      November 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      No kidding. Some updating would be nice.

      November 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yes. An update more than once a week would be welcome.

      November 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      They finally updated with a whopping one story.

      November 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    JR, ask the person who posted that, not me.
    I addressed Juan.

    November 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Then perhaps you should address Juan, as he is the one who wrote it.
    Have a nice evening, yourself. Honey.

    November 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Heh

    Hehe hehehe

    November 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Conspiracy Theorist

    He's not dead. They just want you to think that.

    November 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Ive tried repeatedly to post my condolances to you @ scottish mama!

    November 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    And to tell you also @ mama that your posts only just appeared today.

    November 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rascal Rabble

    ...mmm, certainly brings new meaning to dropping dead...

    November 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Usman

    nice share , i am diving lover also ,

    keep it up buddy ,
    Entertainment News
    thanks

    November 27, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
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