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Daredevil Skydiver Sets World Record By Jumping 25,000 Feet Without Parachute

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Daredevil skydiver Luke Aikins, 42, just set a world record that has never been done before by any man – he jumped 25,000 ft (7,600 m) from a plane without wearing a parachute.

Aikins recently performed the dangerous stunt called “Heaven Sent” and the Guinness Book of World Records recognized it as “officially the highest skydive without a parachute ever.”

The Guinness website goes on to tell us that during the freefall, Aikins only had “his body and a GPS unit to direct his movements towards the 10,000-square-foot net he needed to land in, in order to survive the jump.”

Skydiver Luke Aikins, 42, set a new world record by jumping 25,000ft from a plane without using a parachute.

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Thousands of people held their breaths as they watched the death-defying 2-minute jump via FOX TV’s live broadcast. The stunt ended with Luke landing safely in a net in Simi Valley, Southern California.

The jump lasted for two minutes and was broadcast via FOX television.

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When asked how he felt about the experience, Aikins described:

“I’m almost levitating, it’s incredible. The thing that just happened. The words I want to say I can’t even get out of my mouth.”

Aikins performed the death-defying stunt with the help of three skydivers.

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As you can see on the video below, Aikins jumped with three other skydivers who helped in collecting the discarded oxygen tank. All the skydivers released their parachutes at 5,000 ft – except for Aikins, of course.

Watch the amazing stunt here:

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Michael Turoff, also a skydiver and co-writer of the book “Parachuting: The Skydiver’s Handbook”, called the dive “a ridiculously dangerous stunt that could have easily resulted in a fatality.”

According to Aikins, he spent 18 months preparing for the unbelievable leap. He currently runs a skydiving school and has also performed stunts for movies such as Iron Man 3.




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