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Skydivers Jump From Everest
 Skydivers Jump From Everest 

Skydivers Jump From Everest

Trio spends 15 years, $24K for 29,500-ft. leap from world's highest peak

(Newser) - Three skydivers bounded into record books today, completing the first parachute jump from Mt. Everest, the BBC reports. “It was amazing, just spectacular,” gushed one adventurer, who, along with her fellow divers, shelled out $24,000 each and 15 years of planning on the 29,500-foot leap. The...

Bill Murray Drops In on Air Show

Actor hurls himself from 13,500 feet for perfect landing at Chicago show

(Newser) - Wisecracking comedian Bill Murray launched himself from 13,500 feet to start off the Chicago Air and Water Show yesterday, AP reports. "Is there some frequent flier program?" quipped the 57-year-old actor before leaping from a plane and executing several spins strapped to the belly of a sergeant from...

Records Float Away for Hapless Skydiver

Balloon sails without him as Fournier muffs third shot at parachuting from outer space

(Newser) - The third time was not a charm for a retired French army officer-turned-daredevil who  hoped yesterday to parachute to earth from the edge of outer space. Michel Fournier's latest attempt to ride a balloon 25 miles up before his death-defying, 15-minute leap—a feat which would have smashed several records—...

Skydivers Recovered, Mourned
Skydivers Recovered, Mourned

Skydivers Recovered, Mourned

(Newser) - Families recalled young adrenalin junkies hooked on skydiving from their first jump as Washington coroners today continued the process of identifying the 10 who died in a plane crash Sunday in the Washington woods, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic. "She had that passion and just couldn't stop," said one...

7 Dead Found in Skydiver Wreck
7 Dead Found in Skydiver Wreck

7 Dead Found in Skydiver Wreck

Cessna crashed with 10 on board

(Newser) - Searchers have found seven bodies in the wreckage of a missing skydiver plane and were still seeking three other passengers, the Seattle Times reports. The single-engine Cessna had been transporting nine skydivers from an Idaho event back home to Washington when it went missing Sunday. A hunter in the Cascade...

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