A gathering at the Great Salt Lake in hopes of making it into the record books fell way short.

Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake’s south end Saturday in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. The lake’s high salinity makes it easy to float on the water.

According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017.

People come out of the Great Salt Lake during a gathering that fell short of making it into the record books Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake's south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
People come out of the Great Salt Lake during a gathering that fell short of making it into the record books Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake’s south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for Saturday’s event but “everybody had fun (and) it ended up being a beautiful day.”

People enter the Great Salt Lake during a gathering that fell short of making it into the record books Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake's south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
People enter the Great Salt Lake during a gathering that fell short of making it into the record books Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake’s south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
People sit on a couch during a gathering at the Great Salt Lake Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake's south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
People sit on a couch during a gathering at the Great Salt Lake Saturday, June 8, 2019, near Magna, Utah. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake’s south end in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together, unassisted, in a line at one time. Utah State Parks manager Jim Wells said only about 300 people showed up for the event. According to the Guinness World Records website , Argentina holds the current record after 1,941 people successfully floated together on the surface of Lago Epecuén de Carhué in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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