After Herbert Nitsch Broke His Free Diving Record, His Situation Took A Turn For The Terrifying

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It’s fair to say that Herbert Nitsch is a big name among free divers. In fact, the Austrian’s accomplishments in the sport have earned him the moniker “the deepest man on earth.” But Nitsch’s success certainly hasn’t come without difficulties. While setting a world record in 2012, for instance, things went horrifically wrong. As the diver rose to the surface, he ended up in an incredibly dangerous situation – and it had a massive impact on his entire life.

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