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Straitjackets are designed to keep you secured inside, so it is almost impossibly difficult to free free yourself from one - let alone when you're submerged in water.
However, escapologist extraordinaire Lucas Wilson from Canada broke his own record for the Fastest escape from a straitjacket underwater in just 22.86 sec on the set of the TV show in Milan, Italy - shaving just 0.3 seconds off his earlier time.
Lucas performed the Fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension (no chains) at the Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Ontario, Canada, on 8 June 2012. In a rapid 8.4 seconds, the talented illusionist managed to wriggle free from a Green Posey straitjacket – while suspended in the air by his ankles at a height of 1 m (3 ft 3 in).
On the same day, Lucas took just 10.6 seconds to achieve a Guinness World Records title for the Fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension and chains.
He said: “I need to be able to calm myself and not panic, because if I panic then I’m going to mess up the entire thing I’ve been practicing for.”
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