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100 Skydivers Set Record for Formation

Skydiving RecordOne hundred sky divers linked together after opening their parachutes during a jump, apparently setting a record for their type of formation, but another sky diver died after being injured in an earlier practice run.

The 100 jumpers joined together on the second of two attempts Wednesday, using their hands and feet to hook up to adjacent open parachutes after jumping from five planes flying at staggered altitudes. The result was a diamond about 200 feet on each side.

The jump was seven years in the making, according to Mike Lewis, one of its organisers.


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Source: Orlando Sentinel
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