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World War Two veteran breaks own scuba diving record at 96

Updated : 2019-09-03 08:42:40

A 96-year-old celebrated his birthday on Saturday by breaking his own record as the world's oldest active scuba diver for the third year running, plunging to the depths of the equivalent of a 15-storey building to explore a shipwreck off Cyprus.

Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen before breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, emerges from the water after breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge to explore the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, emerges from the water after breaking a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge to explore the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
Ray Woolley, diver and World War Two veteran, is seen underwater during an attempt to break a new diving record as he turns 96 by taking the plunge at the Zenobia, a cargo ship wreck off the Cypriot town of Larnaca, Cyprus August 31, 2019. Alexandros Papandreou/Larnaca Tourism Board/Handout via Reuters
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