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Free Diver Comes Out Of Retirement To Attempt The Same Record-Breaking Dive That Killed His Wife

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Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras, a controversial but record-breaking free-diver, is coming out of retirement for one more dive — the same dive that killed his wife in 2002.

But Ferreras, who was known for questionable safety procedures and a thirst to continually dive deeper and deeper, is blamed by many for his wife's death.

She drowned when a dive that should have been no more than three minutes resulted in her remaining underwater for more than eight and a half minutes, due to an equipment malfunction.

Ferreras tells NBC Latino that he was in denial and lost everything, but this final dive is his calling.

"I really admire people who fall down and always get back up. Those are my winners and everybody has a chance to be happy even if you make mistakes. Everybody deserves a second chance."

He is training now and filming a documentary called The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later, which will chronicle his attempt to break the “no-limits” world record of diving 702 feet in honor of his wife.

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