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Man jumps out of a hot air balloon at 24,000 feet to become the first person to skydive through a jet stream

Daredevil jumps out of a hot air balloon at 24,000 feet in wind with hurricane force to become the first person to skydive through the jetstream

  • Swiss skydiver Marc Hauser took to the skies over Forbes, Australia
  • He successfully launched himself from the balloon in winds up to 86 mph
  • Marc’s achievement is now recognized by Guinness World Records

This is the heartbreaking moment when a daredevil jumped from a hot air balloon at 24,000 feet in an attempt to set a world record.

Swiss skydiver Marc Hauser took to the skies over Forbes, Australia.

He successfully launched himself from the balloon in winds of 86 miles per hour to become the first person to jump into the jet stream – but it was not without its challenges.

This is the heartbreaking moment when a daredevil jumped from a hot air balloon at 24,000 feet in an attempt to set a world record

This is the heartbreaking moment when a daredevil jumped from a hot air balloon at 24,000 feet in an attempt to set a world record

Swiss skydiver Marc Hauser took to the skies over Forbes, Australia, before successfully launching himself in 86 mph winds to become the first person to jetjet skydive

Swiss skydiver Marc Hauser took to the skies over Forbes, Australia, before successfully launching himself in 86 mph winds to become the first person to jetjet skydive

Swiss skydiver Marc Hauser took to the skies over Forbes, Australia, before successfully launching himself in 86 mph winds to become the first person to jetjet skydive

Marc spent several months planning the stunt with his team, including pilot, Steve Griffin, and another experienced skydiver, Tomas Goulburn.

In the clip, the trio clamber into the hot air balloon basket and begin to ascend in time to see the sunrise.

But after a climb of just over 22,000 feet, they soon start to have problems.

Temperatures dropped dramatically, reaching as low as -40C, freezing the oxygen mouth controls for Steve and Tom.

Marc continues his descent while hovering high above the ground at horizontal speeds of up to 168 mph

Marc continues his descent while hovering high above the ground at horizontal speeds of up to 168 mph

Marc continues his descent while hovering high above the ground at horizontal speeds of up to 168 mph

He opens his parachute and dives gently to the ground, but when he lands, he cannot see the balloon in the air

He opens his parachute and dives gently to the ground, but when he lands, he cannot see the balloon in the air

He opens his parachute and dives gently to the ground, but when he lands, he cannot see the balloon in the air

The device remains open, which means that oxygen is constantly pumped out instead of being supplied with every breath.

They are at risk of losing all oxygen before they can complete the flight, but they continue to climb.

What is the jet stream?

The jetstream is 24,300 ft (7,400 m) above sea level.

It is a continuous, high-altitude, fast-flowing air stream.

The wind often reaches a speed so high that commercial airlines can shorten travel times and even save fuel when flying through it.

The stream can be extremely dangerous and the average temperature is -40C.

To make their problems even worse, temperatures have also made the fuel freeze, burning out the balloon burners.

The group frantically tries to light them again with a portable flashlight, but as the air in the balloon canopy cools, they begin to drop at a rate of 1100 feet per minute.

It means they can’t climb higher and so Marc has to jump from where they are.

Suddenly he launches himself from the aisle and begins to fall freely through the air.

Steve and Tom have to fight a few exciting moments with the bike before finally burning it again.

The pair lets out a sigh of relief and high-five knowing that they are now out of danger.

Marc continues his descent while hovering high above the ground at horizontal speeds of up to 168 mph before opening his parachute.

It tumbles forward when it finally reaches the ground and lands in a field, but cannot see the balloon in the air.

Marc didn't break his own speed record, but he got the title as the first man to jump in the jet stream

Marc didn't break his own speed record, but he got the title as the first man to jump in the jet stream

Marc didn’t break his own speed record, but he got the title as the first man to jump in the jet stream

After Guinness World Records, Marc said, “I was worried about my two friends in the balloon because they were in great danger.”

Speak afterwards Guinness World RecordsMarc said: ‘After takeoff everything went fine and we had a beautiful sunrise, but 30 minutes later at 7,000 m the problems started.

“I knew I had to leave, we weren’t prepared to be that stressful!”

“I was unable to concentrate on my first task of speed and at the same time I was worried about my two friends in the balloon because they were in great danger.”

He added, “After landing I was looking for the balloon, I had about 15 minutes on the ground.

“I was desperate and I didn’t care, and then the relief came.”

Marc didn’t break his own speed record, but he got the title as the first man to jump in the jet stream.

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