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1,941 people float on Argentina lake for Guinness World Record

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Ben Hooper
People float in the water as they participate in an event to attempt to set the Guinness world record for the most people to float in water at the same time in Lake Epecuen, Argentina, Jan. 29, 2017. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the event. Photo by Paula Ribas/EPA
People float in the water as they participate in an event to attempt to set the Guinness world record for the most people to float in water at the same time in Lake Epecuen, Argentina, Jan. 29, 2017. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the event. Photo by Paula Ribas/EPA

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Nearly 2,000 people joined hands and floated atop a lake in Argentina to break a Guinness World Record for a human "free-floating line."

A Guinness adjudicator confirmed 1,941 people formed the "free-floating line" in Buenos Aires' saltwater Lake Epecuen Sunday.

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The participants were required to join hands and float on their backs for 30 seconds.

The record-keeping agency said the previous record involved 634 participants and was set in 2014 in Taiwan.

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