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This is the heart-stopping moment a lifeboat with ten people onboard was launched from a staggering height of 130ft, breaking the world record for the highest free-falling drop.<br />
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The plucky crew were in mid air for three seconds as the 50ft lifeboat plummeted from the top of a tower into the water below.<br />
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The terrifying experiment, designed to test emergency escape procedures for oil rigs and offshore buildings, has never been conducted from such a height before.<br />
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The boat, which can carry up to 70 people, has been designed hit the water nose-first with the lowest possible impact then return to the surface upright.