TODAY   |  August 20, 2013

Champion cliff diver plunges into Hudson River

Nine-time world champion Orlando Duque jumped out of a helicopter 75 feet above the Hudson River in New York and hit the water at nearly 50 miles an hour. Duque performed the stunt to promote the ongoing Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

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>>> finally, jumping into new york's hudson river could be risky at best but only a champion cliff diver would jump out of a helicopter 70 feet above the swirling river as lady liberty looks on. he hit the water at 50 miles per hour. he did it to promote red bull 's cliff diving world series . fantastic and a perfect entry. i give him a 10.