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Local man will attempt world record Saturday

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 25 2013 04:38:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 01:05:54 PM CDT

Jerry Hall's team readies the site at South Holston Lake for his attempt at reclaiming a world record.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

A local man will be putting on his wetsuit and diving into South Holston Lake to reclaim a world record.

Crews are preparing the water where Gate City native Jerry Hall will attempt to spend more than five days underwater. We found them wiring an underwater television and making other final touches to his base camp.

Hall once broke the world record in 2004 in Watauga Lake by spending 120 hours and one minute underwater.

That record didn't last, and now he hopes for another shot. "I didn't want to come up ten years from now and say, 'man, I wished we would have done that.' I'm real enthusiastic. I can't wait to get into the water. I'm just ready to get started," Hall told News 5.

Hall officially takes his plunge into the water Saturday sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Lake View Dock on South Holston Lake.