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A man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in hollowed-out pumpkin

(CNN) — A Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River on Saturday in a “boat” created from a hollowed out pumpkin to rejoice his sixtieth birthday and hopefully set a Guinness World Record.

Duane Hansen set out from the public boat docks in (*38*), Nebraska, at about 7:30 a.m. in the 846-pound pumpkin and arrived in Nebraska City simply after 6:30 p.m., according to a post on the City of Bellevue’s Facebook web page.

Hansen had requested (*38*) metropolis officers to function witnesses for his record-setting try.

“They say if you stay in your job long enough you might see just about everything and this morning was one of those days!,” a metropolis witness stated in the Facebook submit.

Guinness World Records stated it’s going to overview an utility and proof to find out if this pumpkin journey was a file setter.

Courtesy Phil Davidson

The pumpkin vessel had the identify SS Berta written on the again and had a cupholder carved into the hull.

Hansen’s spouse, household and mates have been additionally there to doc the journey, the metropolis’s submit stated, with a few of them following him in a correct boat simply in case the pumpkin bumped into any bother.

The earlier file for longest journey by pumpkin boat was 25.5 miles (41.038 km), set in 2018, in accordance with the Guinness World Records web site.

Guinness World Records spokesperson Kylie Galloway informed CNN that the group has obtained Hansen’s utility for the title and is awaiting proof to overview.

“Within our application process, we provide the applicant with guidelines that are specific to that record category and must be adhered to, to qualify. These guidelines also detail the evidence that must be submitted. Once received and reviewed, our Records Management Team will then confirm the success or failure of the record attempt,” stated Galloway in an e mail.

Hansen lives in Syracuse, Nebraska, and “enjoys growing large pumpkins, gourds and other vegetables as a hobby,” the metropolis’s Facebook submit stated.

Top picture: Courtesy Phil Davidson

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