Can you say "Cajones?"

A kayaker has set a new world record by plunging an astonishing 127ft off a waterfall.

Pedro Olivia hit 70mph and was free-falling for 2.95 seconds after paddling off the Salto Belo falls in central Brazil.

The 26-year-old, who has spent the last four years searching his country for the perfect location, shattered the previous 108ft record.

‘It’s a story that I will be telling for the rest of my life,’ he said.

‘In all I have spent the better part of 13 years developing my kayaking skills, searching the Brazilian rivers for the most spectacular rapids and falls.’

Joined by some of the world’s most able class V (extreme kayakers) on the Brazil World Record Attempt Expedition, Pedro achieved his amazing feat on March 4.

The Salto Belo on the Rio Sacre in Campos Novos, Mato Grosso, is a massive river running with 5,000 cubic feet per second of tepid, crystal clear rainwater.

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Courtesy of DBB

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