Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Coast Man Captures World Record in a Few Seconds

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Coast Man Captures World Record in a Few Seconds

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ABOUT 18 months of hard work, planning, travelling, and training came together in a spectacular diamond of 44 skydivers that lasted only seconds.

And Sunshine Coast veteran skydiver Brett Higgins was there to document it.

Mr Higgins, the tandem instructor at Skydive Ramblers at Sunshine Coast Airport, travelled to Nagambie in central Victoria for a week-long series of final practice runs leading up to two new Australian records -- one with 40 skydivers linked together and one, the next day, with 44.

Mr Higgins didn't take part in the attempt itself, most of the organising for which was done by one of the nation's most highly-regarded skydivers -- Jules McConnel of Moruya on the NSW South Coast, instead acting as the group's photographer, jumping with the those attempting the record to photograph and film them on their way down.

However, Mr Higgins has had his share of record-breaking jumps -- he was one of 100 skydivers about eight years ago to set a world record that still stands today. …

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