Verdun Hayes prepares to jump
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Great-grandfather marks his 100th birthday with skydive

A great-grandfather from Somerset is thought to have become the UK's oldest skydiver after celebrating his 100th birthday with a 10,000ft (3,000m) jump.

Verdun Hayes, from Somerton, made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 11 Apr 2016
  • From the section UK