Blimp tows water skier across Southern California lake

Blimp tows water skier across Southern California lake Photo: AP

March 14, 2018 01:21 PM

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Yes, that was a blimp towing a water skier across the surface of a Southern California lake.

The Press-Enterprise reports the blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles (11.1 kilometers) at Lake Elsinore on Tuesday.

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The newspaper says that's a new record, according to Philip Robertson, an adjudicator with Guinness World Records.

The old mark for a water skier being towed by a blimp or airship was nearly 5 miles (8 kilometers).

The companies sponsoring the event included T-Mobile and AirSign, an aerial advertising company.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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