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Man sets new skydive record for charity

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Scratch that — it’s just Jim. Early yesterday morning, and skydiving was all that was on Jim Wilson’smind, in an attempt to break the 24-hour Canadian skydiving record.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Scratch that — it’s just Jim.

Early yesterday morning, and skydiving was all that was on Jim Wilson’s mind, in an attempt to break the 24-hour Canadian skydiving record.

“I feel like I am going to break a record or something,” Wilson said after jump 123.

And break a record he did. Wilson did 200 jumps in just over 12 hours.

With a ground crew of eight people, and two judges making sure everything was in proper order, this record-breaking event was a well-oiled machine. The event was in light of benefiting children suffering from illnesses such as cancer, heart defects, HIV, Cystic Fibrosis and other conditions, as served by the Children’s Wish Foundation. Each of these children has a unique and heartfelt wish.

“I just wanted to help out the Children’s Wish Foundation,” Wilson said. “I figured volunteering is a passion of mine and skydiving is a passion of mine, so if I could make the two happen, all the better.”

With an estimated total of five minutes between getting on the plane, jumping, and hitting the ground, it was a process timed to perfection with pilots rotating every four hours.

Wilson’s specialized suit allowed for less than unconventional bathroom options, and driven with an all liquid diet, Wilson was high on life and his goal.

 
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