Chicago's Navy Pier manager attempting Ferris wheel record

May 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

CHICAGO, May 17 (UPI) -- The operations manager at Chicago's Navy Pier said he would attempt to set a world record by riding a Ferris wheel for 48 hours non-stop.

Clinton Shepherd said he was scheduled to board the Ferris wheel at 2:30 p.m. Friday, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported.

Shepherd is aiming to beat the Guinness World Record for a continuous fairground or theme park ride, 30 hours and 35 seconds.

Shepherd said Ferris wheel fans could hitch a free ride with him.

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