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Somersault world record attempt in Forest Park

8:58 PM, Aug 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- Hundreds of people turned out to tuck and roll on Art Hill in Forest Park. But the attempt to set a new somersault world record fell short.

Andrew Tessier, of Des Peres, and his Barrell Roll Man organization hoped more than 835 people come out to Forest Park and do a somersault down the hill in an attempt to set a world record.

The attempt fell about 100 people short, but it did raise more than $3,000 dollars for the Nurses for Newborns Foundation. The group provides services to babies born with medical problems or born to mothers who are poor or have mental health issues.

KSDK

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