Daredevil taken to hospital after jumping from helicopter without parachute

A former paratrooper has been taken to hospital to be checked over after attempting a world record jump without a parachute from a helicopter into water.

John Bream, from Havant, Hampshire, carried out the feat off Hayling Island on Monday but was seen to land in the water awkwardly.

It is understood that the 34-year-old has been taken to hospital for a check over following the jump.

It is not clear how high he jumped from but it is thought to be about 40m.

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Former paratrooper John Bream (centre) waves to the press boat after setting the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream (centre) waves to the press boat after setting the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream poses for a photograph before he attempts to set the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream jumps from a helicopter as he attempts to set the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream jumps from a helicopter as he attempts to set the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTING Amending distance achieved on jump to 40m. Former paratrooper John Bream attempts the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream (centre) waves to the press boat after setting the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTING Amending distance achieved on jump to 40m. Former paratrooper John Bream is picked up from the water following his attempt at a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTING Amending distance achieved on jump to 40m. Former paratrooper John Bream (centre, wearing blue hat) is picked up from the water following his attempt at a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream (centre, wearing blue hat) is picked up from the water following his attempt at a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 200ft from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTING Amending distance achieved on jump to 40m. Former paratrooper John Bream (back left) lands in the water duringhis attempt at a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTING Amending distance achieved on jump to 40m. Former paratrooper John Bream attempts the record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 40m from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream attempts a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 200ft from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former paratrooper John Bream (back left) lands in the water duringhis attempt at a record for highest jump without a parachute by jumping 200ft from a helicopter into the sea off Hayling Island in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Divers who reached Mr Bream after the jump said he had hit his head as he landed in the water and was briefly unconscious when they reached him.

But he was seen walking and chatting with paramedics as he was being checked over before being taken to hospital.

To support Mr Bream, who is raising funds and awareness for service personnel mental health charity All Call Signs and the Support Our Paras charity, visit: https://uk.gf.me/v/c/gfm/Highest-jump-into-water.

He aims to beat the current world record, which stands at 191ft and was achieved by Brazilian-Swiss extreme athlete Laso Schaller at Cascata del Salto, Switzerland, in 2015.

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