A 90-year-old man celebrates his birthday by jumping out of a plane

A 90-year-old daredevil fulfilled his dream of jumping out of an airplane Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Jul. 8, 2018 6:54 PM
Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 9:39 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI)-- A 90-year-old daredevil fulfilled his dream of jumping out of an airplane Sunday afternoon.

Garrett Bridge celebrated his 90th birthday a few months late. His kids surprised him back in December with a ticket to skydive but had to wait until the summer to make the jump.

"I'm signing my life away," said Garrett. "It's something that's always been in the back of my mind and that kind of made me put it on my bucket list."


It's a decision he's made since he saw George H.W. Bush do it for his 90th.

"If George can do it, so can I."

He figured why not but his family had their doubts. Garrett's wife Carolyn Bridge said the build-up itself was enough for her.

"I'll be glad when it's over," said Carolyn. "Its kind of been drawn out for three weeks here and I hope it goes well certainly, I hope it goes well."

But for Garrett, this was an opportunity he didn't want to put off any longer.

"Time is getting short and I know that I only have about ten more years," said Garrett. "Because I'm going to do it again when I'm 100."

After many check-ins and a few helpful tips, his family, and friends watched closely down below, as Garrett made his way back to earth.

Sunday afternoon, he said he can successfully live to tell the tale, that is until he does it all over again for his 100th birthday.

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