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Former President George H.W. Bush hopes to make parachute jump on 90th birthday

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn’t letting that keep him from jumping from an aircraft on his 90th birthday.

Bush announced via Twitter on Thursday that he intends to make a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. It was a vow he made five years ago when he marked his 85th birthday by skydiving.

The announcement was kept secret until the last minute, partly to give Bush the option of bagging it. Thursday’s forecast called for clouds and scattered showers in southern Maine.

Spokesman Jim McGrath says the 41st president likes both a surprise and an adrenaline rush. He said the president hopes to show that seniors can remain active, even though he now uses a wheelchair.

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