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2 hrs ago | WTCA-AM Plymouth

Jump With Jan for OQC

She's doing it again? Will you join her? Jan Houin will jump from an airplane with Plymouth Sky Sports as a fundraiser for Operation Quiet Comfort.

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6 hrs ago | WTVC

Skydiver killed in San Diego County jump

A skydiver who plunged to his death in San Diego County had three decades of parachuting experience and was wearing an emergency safety device -- but authorities say it was turned off.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

New York Daily News

Corrections officer dead, 1 critically injured in Long Island skydiving accident: police

A New York City correction officer died and another person was critically injured Wednesday afternoon on Long Island after a skydiving mishap above Calverton, police said.

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The Post-Standard

Skydiving accident in NY kills student, injures instructor after parachute doesn't open

A New York City corrections officer was killed and another man seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in a skydiving accident on Long Island when their parachute failed to open.

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News12.com

Police: 1 dead in Calverton skydiving accident

Officials say the victim, described as a student, died on impact after an apparent parachute failure during a tandem jump.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.

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10News

Parachutist dies in fall at Skydive San Diego

A parachutist was killed in a fall Wednesday morning, according to CAL FIRE. The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at Skydive San Diego in Jamul.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

South China Morning Post

FYI: Who invented the parachute and who did the first test?

According to Dropzone.com, there were 57 fatalities among skydivers globally last year and 69 in 2004.

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Access Hollywood

Zac Efron Skydives, Goes Shirtless & Eats Worms

Zac Goes 'Wild' : Zac Efron's "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" aired Monday on NBC , and the star did all sorts of death-defying things like skydiving out of a helicopter in the Catskill Mountains, crossing treacherous ravines and scaling cliffs .

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

GlobalNews

Parachutist taken to hospital after landing on roof

A man has been taken to Vernon Jubilee hospital in stable condition after landing on the roof of a home while skydiving.

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Daily Mail

Miss World Australia finalist Stephanie Campbell slams the beauty pageant after pulling out

'Abusive and disrespectful': Miss World Australia finalist Stephanie Campbell withdraws from beauty pageant before final saying she won't support the organisation On the surface, it was another glitzy and glamourous Miss World Australia finale as Brisbane beauty Courtney Thorpe was crowned the winner in New South Wales Hunter Valley on Sunday ... (more)

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USA Today

With weeks to live, cancer patient takes a leap

After two-and-a-half years of check-ups, surgeries and cancer treatments, Nagle's doctors have told him there's nothing else they can do.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Blind man takes a leap of faith

Ken Earls has been legally blind his entire life, but he didn't let that stop him from skydiving and encouraging others to push their limits.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Former Lake Co. Reserve Deputy Killed in Skydiving Accident

A former Lake County Sheriff's Office volunteer reserve deputy was killed in a skydiving accident after his parachute became tangled this past Sunday with the chute of another jumper, according to the Daily Herald.

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Star-Telegram.com

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Woman celebrates her 80th birthday by skydiving

It was a once in-a-lifetime birthday celebration for a Pueblo West woman. Joretta Allen crossed skydiving off her bucket list for her 80th birthday July 23, 2014.

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Patch.com

iFly Opens in Naperville

Are you seeking more adventure in your life? Then, the new iFLY indoor sky-diving facility in Naperville, which opened earlier this month , might be worth a visit.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Mail

Ephraim Hardcastle: Is Queen planning to top 2012 Olympics...

Might the Queen improve on her 2012 Olympics stunt - purportedly parachuting from a helicopter with James Bond star Daniel Craig - for tonight's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow? A royal source advises: 'No, but there might be an equally arresting sight - a full house, on their feet, singing God Save The Queen at the venue, Celtic ... (more)

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Patch.com

Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Newporter John Bellagamba said is sick of the sound of buzzing overhead from skydiving planes.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WISN-TV

Skydiving death in Racine appears to be unfortunate accident

WERE ARRESTED AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING. WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ON THE FATAL SKYDIVING ACCIDENT IN RACINE COUNTY.

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