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80-year-old with Wild Streak Skydives in Hurricane

80-year-old with Wild Streak Skydives in Hurricane

Posted - May 10, 2004 at 10:31 a.m.



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HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- She's a daredevil grandma with a wild streak.

MaryLouise Carney, 80, made it safely to the ground after skydiving over the weekend in Hurricane in southern Utah.

Family and friends watched as she floated to the ground with a parachute and tandem instructor strapped to her. Even though the pair landed in a prickly ditch a few yards from their intended target, Carney says the trip from 11,000 feet was amazing.

"Here I am. I made it! And all in one piece, too," Carney said after the landing.

Carney got the idea to skydive when she was in Switzerland five years ago, so family members got Carney a gift certificate for her birthday in January.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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