Austrian stuntman takes his moped for a dive
The Local · 7 Mar 2016, 12:55
Published: 07 Mar 2016 12:55 GMT+01:00
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The snaps were taken after Gunter Schachermayr, 37, fitted his Vespa with two underwater motors capable of being steered from the handlebars so that he could take it diving.
And a video of the trip was also sent to London for inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records.
He was filmed as he drove the bike five metres deep underwater at the Klauser reservoir near Klaus an der Pyhrnbahn in the state of Upper Austria in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
The stuntman navigates through murky waters. Photo credit: CEN
Despite temperatures of around two degrees Celsius in the water, he said that the trip on the modified electric Vespa had been one of his favourite stunts yet, once he managed to find out where it was located in the limited visibility water.
In total he travelled 20 minutes on the bike before bursting out of the water onto the shore.
The Austrian started a professional stuntman career 10 years ago and says he has never regretted it.
He travels around the world performing his stunts, including being dragged at 185 mph by a Ferrari, riding his bike over the top of the Vienna big wheel - the Wiener Riesenrad - and travelling over Austria's highest mountain pass on a one-wheeled Vespa.
He said: "I've been doing it since I was 19, and I have to train every day. I never thought it was possible when my wife suggested I make it my professional career, but I've never regretted it. I get money doing something I love."
Story courtesy of Central European News.