101-yr-old skydiver jumps from 15,000ft high

Dhaka,  Thu,  27 July 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 18:46:10
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101-yr-old skydiver jumps from 15,000ft high

NEW DELHI, May 16: There's a new entrant in the record books and he's 101 years old. Verdun Hayes, a British war veteran, broke the record for being the oldest tandem skydiver in the world, according to a global media report.

The great-grandfather jumped out of a plane from the height of 15,000 feet with 10 of his family members at an airfield in Devon, UK. The youngest skydiver is being his 16-year-old great-grandson Stanley.

Hayes said he had wanted to try skydiving since the age of 90 but was talked out of it by his late wife.

And if you thought the particular record barely had any challengers, you’re wrong. The record was previously held by a Canadian man who skydived at the age of 101 years and 3 days.

Hayes beat his record as he skydived at 101 years and 38 days.

Last year, on his 100th birthday, the World War II veteran became the oldest skydiver in the UK after his first jump.

The war veteran had completed skydive to raise money for the British armed forces. His aim was to raise 1,000 pounds and he has already achieved the target.

 
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