Sky­dive no wor­ries to 95-year-old

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Ge­orge Keruse, 95, showed no fear as he un­der­took his first tan­dem sky­dive near He­lensville on Sun­day.

The Mt Al­bert res­i­dent had a beau­ti­ful clear day to jump out of the plane at 13,500 feet with in­struc­tor Aaron Mar­riot at Parakai Air­field.

‘‘It didn’t worry me one bit,’’ Mr Keruse says.

‘‘The only thing was when I first jumped out, the cold air . . . it was freez­ing.

‘‘Once the para­chute opened it was just lovely.

‘‘The panorama was out of this world.’’

A mem­ber of Bal­moral Bowl­ing Club for 35 years, Mr Keruse de­cided he wanted to sky­dive be­cause he’d heard oth­ers say how thrilling it was ( Cen­tral Leader, May 28). He is now Sky­dive Auck­land’s old­est tan­dem sky­diver.

Fear­less grand­fa­ther: Ge­orge Keruse with his grand­son Nathan Te Peiri.

Thrill seeker: Ge­orge Keruse gears up for his sky­dive.

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