On Friday, July 5, 2013, Portland, Oregon beat the previously held Guinness Book of World Records for “Most People in a Floating Line” with 620 people tubing and holding hands on the Willamette River in Downtown Portland. The previous record was 542 people in Italy who set the world record in 2008 for the "World's Longest Floating Chain."
Gigapan photographer, Mike Franz (pictured above on the fireboat), shot this incredible world record image for the organizers of the event, the Human Access Project, a local non-profit which aims to make the Willamette River more accessible to Portland residents.
A Gigatag was also set up and those who attended the event can zoom in and tag themselves: http://www.humanaccessproject.com/events/world_record_float
To learn more about the Human Access Project, visit: www.humanaccessproject.com.