Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT047 - (UK-Oldest-Skydiver) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) DEVON, England. x-07s. A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has broken the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Verdun Hayes, a great-grandfather, jumped out of a plane from more than 45-hundred metres above Devon, England on Sunday. He was cheered-on by four generations of his family. Hayes says he hopes to keep jumping as long as his health holds up. ("..the draw really.") (SOURCE:ABC) -- TAG: Hayes who is 101-years-old-and-38-days broke the record of a Canadian Armand Gendreau who skydived in June 2013 at the age of 101 years and three days. --

NAT048 - (UK-Oldest-Skydiver) (NOTE LENGTH) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) DEVON, England. x-04s. A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has broken the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Verdun Hayes, a great-grandfather, jumped out of a plane from more than 45-hundred metres (15-thousand feet) above Devon, England on Sunday. He was cheered on by four generations of his family. …

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