Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:25

Man to skydive for good cause

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PITTSFIELD - A man is going to try to set a Maine skydiving record, all to raise money for a good cause.

 

Paul Dyer is going to attempt 55 skydives in one day. He said that's a jump every 15 minutes for 14 hours in a row.

 

He's been skydiving for 25 years, but through this event is raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

 

While Dyer is not an Anah Shriner himself, it's a cause close to his heart.

 

"My niece has had many surgeries at the Springfield Shriners hospital and our family can't do enough to pay them back, so I can combine my passion for skydiving with fundraising and try to accomplish something," said Dyer.

 

Dyer's record breaking attempt is going to take place at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport, starting the night of September 14th and going into the next day.

 

He'll be looking for donations per jump. Thanks to sponsors, he said the plane and fuel are paid for.

 

More information will be on Vacationland Skydiving's website as the event gets closer.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...

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