Video: Man hits crazy 593-foot basketball shot

Image Credit: NBC via How Ridiculous/@HowRidiculous
Image Credit: NBC via How Ridiculous/@HowRidiculous

SWISS ALPS (NBC) — An Australian man set the Guinness World Record for the highest basketball shot, launching the ball from the top of a huge Swiss dam.

Derek Herron, 28, threw the ball 593 feet from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in the Swiss Alps — one of the highest dams in the world. He made the shot on just the third attempt.

Herron went to break the record with two of his friends, and the trio posted a video of the amazing shot on social media.