97-year-old daredevil skydives from plane at 10,000ft!April 5th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): A 97-year-old man braved a hair-raising jump from a plane at 10,000 feet to raise money for the Royal National Life-Boat Institution.
Pensioner George Moyse, Bournemouth, Dorset, succeeded his first skydive with Instructor Mike Jeng at Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire.
“It was lovely, I really enjoyed it, I wasn’t frightened at all. It was the first time but it won’t be the last,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
George thanked his stars for letting his health and mobility to allow him to be a daredevil.
He said: “I do not sit around. I get about, I go for a walk every day and I do my own cooking, washing, ironing, everything. I have just been lucky to be so agile.”
His 43-year-old grandson Edward Brewer also took the parachute plunge with another trainer to help the Royal Air Forces Association.
He said: “This is all my grandfather’s idea. He has supported the RNLI all his life so they were the obvious beneficiaries when he decided he really wanted to do the jump.
“Both the volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards do a fantastic job to keep us safe on and in the water and as a charity they receive no government funding at all so to be able to do something so amazing and raise money for them is something my grandfather really wanted to do and if he can do it, so can I.” (ANI)
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