May 14, 2017 8:25 pm

101-year-old D-Day veteran becomes world’s oldest skydiver

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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 15-thousand feet in Devon, U.K., on Sunday as four generations of his family looked on.

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Hayes tried skydiving for the first time last year to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Hayes, who is 101 years old and 38 days, broke the record of a Canadian who skydived in June 2013 aged 101 and three days.

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