102-year-old woman parachutes from Idaho bridge
Dorothy Custer celebrated turning 102 on Sunday by parachuting from a bridge in Idaho.
For her 101st birthday last year, Custer zip-lined over the Snake River Canyon. This year, however, she told KMTV that she had planned to have a “very calm birthday.”
But those plans changed when her family gave her a tandem jump with professional BASE jumper, Sean Chuman, for her birthday. In BASE jumping — which stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans, and Earth — participants jump off of platforms and then parachute to the ground.
“That was a thrill,” Custer says just after landing in a video published by KING. “But it was so quick! It was over with before I knew it.”
“There’s nothing much left to do but just live now,” she explains.
KTVB noted in 2012 that a clip of Custer appearing on Jay Leno’s show quickly became the station’s most-watched video of the year.
Watch this video from KING 5, broadcast June 2, 2013.