104-year-old Dorothy Hoffner died after a parachute jump: a few days ago she set a world record
104-year-old American Dorothy Hoffner from Chicago, who recently set a new record by becoming the oldest skydiver in the world, died a few days after her jump. The cause of death has not yet been announced.
The woman, according to a spokesperson for Skydive Chicago & US Parachute Association, lived an "exciting and fulfilling life." The Chicago Sun-Times reported on her death.
On October 1, Dorothy Hoffner traveled to Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, to jump with a parachute. She became the oldest person in the world to do so. The previous record holder from Sweden was 103 years old.
Dorothy Hoffner accompanied her flight with enthusiastic words, and when she landed, she said that age was just a number. Such extreme activity was not new to the American woman. She first jumped out of an airplane when she was 100 years old.
"Skydiving is an activity that many of us boldly put on our bucket lists. But Dorothy reminds us that it's never too late to experience the thrill of a lifetime," added Skydive Chicago & US Parachute Association.
In a conversation with journalists, the grandmother said that she would like to fly in a hot air balloon and invite her 109-year-old neighbor to jump with her.
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