Florida county breaks human seashell Guinness record

June 22 (UPI) — Tourism officials in a southern Florida county announced they gathered 1,093 people to break the Guinness World Record for largest human image of a seashell.

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel in Lee County announced the record was broken Thursday at Fort Myers Beach to celebrate National Seashell Day.

Officials and a Guinness World Records adjudicator used a camera drone to photograph and verify the record once participants had been arranged into the shape of a seashell.

“We did it! Today’s event was spectacular and it encouraged members of our community to come together to tell our shelling story in a fun and engaging way,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. “Our partnership with Guinness strengthens the global spotlight on our destination’s seashells, which continue to be a major draw for visitors.”

The previous record, 855 people, was set in October 2017 by the Shell Oil Co.