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Man uses balloons to fly from Mandela jail to Cape Town

A South African man on Saturday successfully flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons. The six-kilometre (3.7-mile) crossing, to raise funds for a children's hospital named after the country's former president, was the first stunt of its kind from the historical site. Matt Silver-Vallance, 37, took around an hour to float across the Atlantic Ocean from Robben Island while harnessed to a mass of multi-coloured balloons in grey, drizzly conditions with low visibility.
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