Jet-pack record set on Catalina Island
AVALON, Calif. (KABC) -- Extreme-sports athlete Dean O'Malley set a world record Saturday after successfully "jet-packing" from Newport Beach to Catalina Island.
O'Malley left Newport harbor at 7 a.m. Saturday.
He ended the 26.2- mile journey four hours later in Avalon, setting a record for longest flight on a jet pack. The jet pack uses water to propel the device and the pilot in the air.
Saturday's feat coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the first seaplane flight from Newport to Catalina.
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