Under Water 'World Record' For Journos

 Phil Simms

Under Water Journos
Twenty-one Austrian journalists claim to have broken a world record after taking part in an underwater press conference. The reporters, clad in full diving gear, swam 16ft below the surface of the Traun Lake in their alpine country.


Special waterproof paper and pens were handed out for the journalists to ask questions and take down quotations with an underwater flipchart also set up for the presentation. Unsurprisingly the press conference was to launch a new book on diving by Austrian authors Leo Ochsenbauer und Klaus-M. Schremser.

The group are now planning to submit their claim to the Guinness Book of World Records after a public notary witnessed the event. Currently the world record is held by 15 reporters who took part in an underwater press conference last year in Las Vegas.