104-year-old Woman Dies After Skydiving Attempt To Break Guinness World Records

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A 104-year-old Chicago woman, Dorothy Hoffner who made skydiving attempt as the oldest person to ever jump from a plane, is dead.

Hoffner’s close friend, Joe Conant, said she was found dead by staff at the Brookdale Lake View senior living community.

Conant said Hoffner died in her sleep on Sunday night.

On October 1, Hoffner made a tandem skydive that could land her in the record books as the world’s oldest skydiver.

She jumped out of a plane from 13,500ft (4,100m) at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, 85 miles (140km) southwest of Chicago. She made the jump while tethered to a certified instructor.

The current record was set in May 2022 by 103-year-old Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson of Sweden

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