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Courtney Pruitt and Sarah Poulsen, both of West Bountiful, float in the Great Salt Lake as they participated in a Utah State Parks event to try and break the world record for the largest number of people floating, unassisted, in a line at one time. Due to cold weather about 300 people showed up to float in the water, well short of the 1,941 people who floated on the surface of the saline Lake Epecuen in Buenos Aires in 2017. The event was held at the Great Salt Lake State Park on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Unseasonably cool weather helped sink an attempt Saturday at the Great Salt Lake to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people simultaneously floating. The event, organized by Utah State Parks, was shooting to top a mark set in another salty water body, Lake Epecuen in Buenos Aires, where 1,941 people floated unassisted in 2017. Only about 300 braved chilly temperatures to have a lie in the water at Great Salt Lake State Park on Saturday morning. The expected 62 degree high temp for the day was nearly 20 degrees below normal.

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