By riding the 130-feet tall Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel for 25 hours, Los Angeles police officer Gus Martinez set the Guinness World Record this week for longest ride on a fair ground/theme park attraction.

From 7:30 a.m. on 31 May to 8:30 a.m. on 1 June, Gus remained in the Ferris wheel gondola, visited by friends and family during his journey.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joined Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) and Southern California Law Enforcement in Gus's efforts.

Gus's son Jason is a Special Olympics athlete with Down syndrome, and Martinez is also a Special Olympics coach.

After setting the record, Gus and Jason lit the official Southern California Law Enforcement Torch, which will help to kick off the SOSC Summer Games next week.

Money raised from the event went toward Special Olympics Southern California.