Boat backflips at 135mph in the Lake District
An adrenaline junkie in the Lake District set a new world record for the Formula 2 class when his boat flipped spectacularly up in the air on Coniston Water.
Keith Whittle, was driving his 200hp boat named Pepstar when it somersaulted one and a half times through the air before landing top-down on the water.
The accident, which took place on Friday, was witnessed by hundreds of spectators and was also caught on camera. See below for the video.
Keith incredibly managed to escape the incident completely unscathed, however, he was badly shaken by it all.
The somersault took place on the same stretch of water, the Coniston, where speed record ace Donald Campbell died.
Campbell lost control of his Bluebird boat at more than 300mph in January 1967 and died in the resulting accident.
Mr Whittle was taking part in the Coniston Records Week when the accident happened. He had managed to smash his previous best of 124mph when he reached 132mph.
Martin Campbell witnessed the crash and told the Telegraph: "Your initial response is hoping the driver gets out and he did but it is still quite shocking when it happens.
"On the lake you have several boats with divers on board and as soon as a boat goes over it is full throttle over to them.
"Most drivers carry oxygen but Keith didn't need it, he managed to get out straight away.
"It all happened in an instance and he was a bit shaken up. Medical staff checked him out and he was fine, just a bit stiff.
"They are there to set records and know the risks involved but everything worked out okay."
Here is the video of the boat somersaulting through the air...