New York, NY – World famous magician David Blaine has announced a live television special in association with the ABC network, in which he will attempt to break the world static apnea record of 8 minutes 58 seconds.
Blaine’s breath-hold feat will cap a 7-day stay underwater in a specially-constructed aquarium, and will be carried by ABC as a two-hour live special on May 8, 2006. Mr. Blaine has undergone training in scuba and freediving with Performance Freediving instructors in preparation for this event, and PFI Team members Kirk Krack, Martin Stepanek and Mandy-Rae Cruickshank will participate in the event as coaches and safety divers.
"It’ll be fun, exciting…", Krack commented. "…and it will leave you breathless !"
DeeperBlue.net will be on location in New York to provide coverage of the event.