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    Default 80-Year-Old First-Time Skydiver Nearly Slips Out of Harness in Mid-Air

    80-Year-Old First-Time Skydiver Nearly Slips Out of Harness in Mid-Air


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    An elderly woman named Laverne says she is fulfilling a decade-long dream of skydiving at the start of a souvenir video recorded at the Parachute Center in Northern California.

    But the dream devolves into a living nightmare in a hurry as the 80-year-old is pushed out of the plane by her tandem master with a loose harness that quickly comes undone, leaving the poor woman dangling thousands of feet above ground.

    Luckily, the jump ended with Laverne touching down safely, but something tells me she won't be asking to go again.

    (Note: Some have brought up the possibility that the video is staged, suggesting that "Laverne" is wearing a mask, but ABC News called the company and confirmed its authenticity. The center said the video was a year old, but would not provide any additional information.)

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    That would be a way to go after you've lived 80 years.

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    Hmmm, there are worse ways to go out, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Hmmm, there are worse ways to go out, I guess.
    I can't think of many! I am crossing this off my bucket list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Hmmm, there are worse ways to go out, I guess.
    Sheeeeeyiiiiitttt...

    I'd rather go out when I'm sleep, surrounded by the people that I love or heck, if I'm having sex and have a heart-attack.

    But plummeting to the earth and hitting the ground with a thud where my body will more than likely be pulverized upon impact? I ain't about that life! But I wouldn't have one then, now would I?

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    I saw the interview on the news the other morning.
    Here is the video:
    Skydiver, 81, who survived mishap: 'Knitting is boring' - TODAY News - TODAY.com



    “It didn’t really scare me,’’ she told Matt Lauer on TODAY Tuesday.

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    ....dementia makes everything more fun.....
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