The moment when 135 bungee jumpers jumped off the bridge AT THE SAME TIME
These were the amazing scenes when 135 people jumped off a bridge in Russia in an attempt to break the current world record.
A video posted to You Tube shows the group of unnamed thrillseekers, all tied together with bungee cords, jumping off the bridge at the same time.
Spectators are heard cheering with delight as the extreme sports enthusiasts swing the ropes together several times.
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Leap of faith: 135 people were tied to a bridge in Russia and had to fall at the same time
Thrill-seekers: Spectators hear cheering delight as the group swings out of the tightropes together
It is unknown where the stunt took place or what world record they attempted to break.
It comes just months after images emerged of a group of Russian thrill-seekers in top hats and capes, throwing themselves into the belly of an abandoned cooling tower, kept safe by only a makeshift bungee rope.
The men were suspended from two ropes, and the second took up the slack as they plunged to the tower’s concrete floor.
Homemade ‘rope-jumping’ has become a popular underground sport in Russia in recent years and there are reportedly several clubs whose aim seems to be to constantly outdo their own stunts.
Amazing scenes: It is not known where the stunt took place or what world record they tried to beat
Thrill-seekers: Massive bridge jump takes place in Russia in an attempt to break world record
The first modern bungee jumps were made on April 1, 1979, from the 250-foot Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club.
The jumpers were arrested shortly after, but went on to jump in the US from the Golden Gate and Royal Gorge bridges, spreading the concept worldwide.
The highest commercial bungee bridge in the world is currently Bloukrans Bridge Bungee in Africa, which has been commercially operated by Face Adrenalin since 1997.