Hundreds of Hungarians take part in "Big Jump"

The "Big Jump" was held to raise awareness for protecting Europe's waterways

Hundreds of Hungarians took part in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) “Big Jump” across the country on Sunday to raise awareness for protecting Europe's waterways.

The “Big Jump” was held in nine areas across Hungary and saw participants jumping into rivers and lakes to raise awareness for the cause.

The main event was held in Göd, north of Budapest, where more than 400 people made a splash into the Danube, and people in 18 countries around the world took part overall.

The first “Big Jump” took place in 2005 and saw more than 250,000 people jump into 31 rivers in 22 countries globally. The first “Big Jump” in Hungary was held in 2008.