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A 73-year-old daredevil Brit has rolled back the years by setting a new bungee-jumping record.

Former cabbie Ray Woodcock, from Essex, set a new world record for the highest bungee jump dive into water with a leap from 465ft.

The jump took place at Chepstow Quarry – the site of the highest bungee jump in the UK – with Ray plunging into the freezing cold water below, watched by partner Heather. And using the waterproof EE Action Cam, secured to his chest, Ray was able to live stream the stunt to his children and grandchildren back home.

‘I’ve lived every day for today,’ said Ray after his successful plunge. ‘I’m 73 years old and I like to think that age is just a number.’

All necessary health and safety measures were taken and Ray completed a full medical assessment prior to the jump.