MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — A Massachusetts great-grandmother dives right into her 90th birthday in death-defying fashion.
The Newport Daily News reports that Yvonne Mair has completed her third skydiving trip Saturday with Skydive Newport in Middletown. Mair's family set up a picnic while they waited for their matriarch to take the plunge.
The North Attleborough resident jumped from about 10,000 feet. She landed without a hitch and was greeted with champagne.
Skydive Newport owner Marc Tripari says Mair did an "excellent job" despite the risks associated with her age. Tripari says he was happy he could give the nonagenarian an exciting birthday gift.
Many of Mair's family members also share her love of skydiving. The great-grandmother enjoys gardening and volunteering at a nursing facility when she's not jumping out of planes.