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Video: 101-year-old Brit breaks world record to become oldest skydiver

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 16, 2017, 2:29 pm IST
Updated May 16, 2017, 2:41 pm IST
He broke the previous record held by a Canadian at 101 years and 3 days
The great-grandfather is the oldest tandem skydiver to have jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet. (Photo: Youtube)
 The great-grandfather is the oldest tandem skydiver to have jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet. (Photo: Youtube)

Skydiving is quite scary for many people and jumping off an airplane is probably something they would never do even if their life depends on it. A centenarian recently did the unthinkable when he skydived in UK recently. He also went on to break the record in skydiving to become the oldest to ever do so.

According to a media report, British war veteran Verdun Hayes entered the record books at the age of 101 and 38 days by skydiving over Devon in UK. The record was previously held by a Canadian at 101 years and 3 days but now that seems to be a record of the past. The great-grandfather is the oldest tandem skydiver to have jumped from plane at 15,000 feet after having skydived last year at 100 to become the oldest in UK.

 

Interestingly, his 16-year-old great-grandson Stanley is the youngest skydiver in the world. It definitely looks like it is all in the family for the Hayes family.

Watch the video:

 

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