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Old 05 December 2012, 11:43   #1
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Lifeboat dropped from 201ft!!!!!!

A LIFEBOAT is launched from a staggering 201ft - breaking the world record for the highest freefalling drop.
The huge 70-seater has been created for oil rigs and offshore buildings so workers can climb aboard and be launched to safety in an emergency.

OMG this would go down well at Alton Towers.


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Old 05 December 2012, 11:51   #2
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this would go down well

An impressively un-dramatic drop. You won't catch me volunteering to try it, though!

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Old 05 December 2012, 11:57   #3
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Looks as better boat than Alan Priddys never mind a life boat. Good find
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Old 06 December 2012, 04:14   #4
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that puts the drop test for the RC 4.8 into context
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