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Charity skydive for 94-year-old

A 94-year-old Derbyshire woman has plunged 13,500ft (4,115m) in a skydive to raise money for charity.

May Limb from Chellaston made the freefall tandem parachute jump at Langar airfield in Nottinghamshire on Friday.

The great-grandmother raised about 1,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and The British Disabled Flying Association.

After landing Mrs Limb said: "It was very scary at the beginning."

"After the parachute opened it was beautiful. It was a marvellous view, the view above the clouds was nice."

When asked whether she intended to jump again she said: "Not soon, but I might do it again, I won't say I won't."

Richard Wheatley, who jumped with her, said she did a great jump.

"We went from about 13,000ft (3962m) down to 5,000ft (1524m) at speeds of round about 120 mph (193km/h) and after the parachute opened we floated gently around for five or six minutes."

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