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British WWII Veteran, 101, Breaks Skydiving Record

Hayes served in the British Army during World War II, and was awarded France's Legion of Honor for his heroic actions

In this grab taken from video, Verdun Hayes gestures as he tandem skydiving, in Devon, England, Sunday, May 14, 2017, photo: Skydive.buzz via AP
2 months ago

LONDON – A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive.

Bryson William Verdun Hayes completed a tandem skydive with members of his extended family on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwest England.

Among those jumping were Hayes’ son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter.

In this grab taken from video, Verdun Hayes, (C), prepares to tandem skydive, in Devon, England, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Photo: AP

At the age of 101 years, 38 days, Hayes broke the Guinness World Record held by Canada’s Armand Gendreau, who jumped in 2013 at 101 years, three days.

Hayes said he had wanted to try skydiving when he was 90, but was talked out it at the time by his late wife. He jumped for the first time last year at 100.

Hayes served in the British Army during World War II, and was awarded France’s Legion of Honor for his heroic actions.

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