A 101-year-old World War II veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive.
Bryson William Verdun Hayes, who served in the British Army during the Second World War and was awarded France’s Legion of Honor for his heroic actions, completed a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwestern England.
It’s the highest possible skydive without an oxygen supply.
Hayes, at the age of 101 years and 38 days, broke the Guinness World Record held by Canada’s Armand Gendreau, who skydived in 2013 at 101 years and three days, according to The Associated Press.
Hayes jumped with family members, including his son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter. They jumped for charity, to raise money for the Royal British Legion, a veterans’ organization.
When his feet finally touched the ground, Hayes told The Associated Press he was “absolutely over the moon.”
It wasn’t his first time jumping. Hayes skydived last year at the age of 100.
You can watch a video of Hayes’ jump here:
(H/T The Associated Press, Skydive Buzz)
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