World record success at Almeria festival opening

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FROZEN: World record holder Alfred Cobami gears up for the attempt ©PCivilElEjido/Twitter

ESCAPE ARTIST and magician, Alfred Cobami, has bagged the world record for time spent inside a giant ice cube at the opening of El Ejido’s theatre festival.

Cobami spent 5 hours and 22 minutes and 12 seconds wrapped up in ice as medics stood by and checked his health state every 20 minutes.

The stuntman remained in good shape throughout the record attempt challenge.Culture minister Julia Ibañez attended for much of the afternoon and said she was worried about the escape artist’s health but relieved the stunt ended without incident.

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She was delighted Cobami had chosen the festival to “beat the world record.”

The record attempt caused “great excitement and hundreds of people passed by the Town Hall’s central room while the magician was locked inside the ice coffin to wish him luck.”

A large stopwatch counted the hours and minutes Cobani endured the ice cube.

A certifying officer was also present to oversee the record attempt.

The world record holder’s first encounter with escapism – his preferred stunt – was aged 13 when stuck inside an elevator with his sister.

He managed to get them both to safety with some quick thinking.His greatest inspiration and passion being Harry Houdini.

The theatre festival will be celebrated until June 16 with over 70 performances.

One of the most anticipated shows is the national premiere of Yllana and Rami Eldar’s latest creation, The Opera Locos (The Crazy Opera) musical comedy.

It is said to be a musical experiment offering a ‘fresh, fun and original’ vision of the genre.

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