It’s a dam spectacle he’s alive.
A Welsh man frolicking by Las Vegas for a bachelor party motionless to float opposite the Colorado River during a revisit to the Hoover Dam.
Daredevil Aaron Hughes is the first person believed to do so and live to tell the tale, but was slapped with a $330 excellent once he arrived on protected shores.
“We got there and it was positively roasting,” Hughes told the BBC. “I suspicion to myself ‘I’m going in for a dip.’”
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So he hopped in on the Arizona side of the dam, which borders Nevada and provides energy to Las Vegas.
“I literally just incited to the lads, pronounced ‘I’m off’ and they were all entertaining me on and we swam across,” he told the Daily Post in Wales. “It’s a ruin of a steer to see the dam from underneath.”
Hughes told the journal it took him roughly 30 mins to float from Arizona to Nevada and back — all the while still wearing his sneakers.
So how’d this adventurer tarry what’s killed hundreds of people by the years?
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Nine of the dam’s 10 turbines were off when Hughes swam opposite last month, the Guardian reports.
Regardless, he could still feel sobriety pulling him toward the dam.
“The water was pulling me in towards the dam — it could have actually swept me away,” Hughes told the Daily Post. “Because we went close to the dam first and we could feel it sucking me in, we suspicion ‘I’ve got to get out of here quick.’”
Police were watchful for Hughes when he finished his intrepid return to the Arizona shores.
“The police officer shouted to me ‘Oi! Boy! Get your a– up here!’” he recounted to the newspaper.
“I was handcuffed and taken back to their bureau at the dam,” he said. “They were like ‘nobody has ever finished this before.’ So in the finish we just got a fine.”
His defilement sheet cited Hughes for “jumping, diving, swimming from dams, spillways, or other structures.”
He told the Daily Post the Guinness Book of World Records reached out, but indispensable a administrator to see him do it. Hughes combined there was no way he’d go back in — only after some substantial thought.
“It almost fitting going back and doing it again,” he said.
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