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    ARGENTINE SWIMMER ARGOINE LUIS AGUERO ON SUNDAY (24 MARCH) CLAIMED A WORLD RECORD FOR STAYING IN WATER 32 HOURS 43 MINUTES WITH HIS HANDS AND FEET TIED.

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    AGUERO IN WATER; CROWD; AGUERO HELPED OUT OF WATER; AGUERO ON STRETCHER AND INTO AMBULANCE.




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    Background: ARGENTINE SWIMMER ARGOINE LUIS AGUERO ON SUNDAY (24 MARCH) CLAIMED A WORLD RECORD FOR STAYING IN WATER 32 HOURS 43 MINUTES WITH HIS HANDS AND FEET TIED.

    AGUERO, WHO ENTERED THE MUDDY WATERS OF THE RIVER PLATE IN THE PORT OF BUENOS AIRES ON FRIDAY (22 MARCH), EMERGED AT 12.45 A.M. LOCAL TIME AFTER TOPPING THE OLD RECORD CLAIMED BY OKAMOTO FURUASI, OF THE PHILIPPINES, BY SIX MINUTES.

    DURING THE ENDURANCE TEST, AGUERO LEFT THE WATER EVERY FOUR HOURS FOR A 20-MINUTE REST AND NOURISHMENT THAT INCLUDED SIPS OF MINERAL WATER AND VITAMIN PILLS.

    WHEN HE EMERGED FOR THE LAST TIME, TO WARM APPLAUSE FROM A LARGE CROWD WHICH HAD GATHERED ON THE RIVER BANKS, HIS HEAVILY-GREASED BODY WAS WRAPPED IN COTTON WOOL BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR A MEDICAL CHECK.

    AGUERO PLANS TO TRAVEL TO NEW YORK NEXT DECEMBER TO MEET FURUASI IN A TWO-MAN ASSAULT ON THE WORLD MARK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6POS0PCJ2S0OGHS93KWPQGZ9H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6POS0PCJ2S0OGHS93KWPQGZ9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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