Wednesday, September 23, 2020

British Freediver and Stuntman Steve Truglia Dies In Abseiling Accident


British ex-SAS hero, Freediver, and Stuntman Steve Truglia has died in a tragic abseiling accident in China whilst performing a stunt.

Truglia was known in the British Freediving community for being the first person to set a No-Limits (NLT) British Record to 76m in 2002.  He also trained with the late French Freediver Loic Leferme and Cuban Pipin Ferraras.

As part of his stunt career, he had appeared in a number of James Bond films including Tomorrow Never Dies and the World Is Not Enough.

Details surrounding his death are still not clear, but it seems that there were concerns about the rope and helicopter being used on the stunt.

His body is still in China and there is a crowdfunding site set-up to help raise the £15,000 needed to repatriate his body.  Those interested can pledge support via the funding page.

Steve Truglia was known as a stuntman
Steve Truglia was known as a stuntman

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


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