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East TN man skydives 50 times for birthday

6:48 PM, Sep 16, 2011   |    comments
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An East Tennessee man accomplished three memorable milestones on Friday.

Tim Carlyle is a co-owner and instructor at Skydive East Tennessee in Dandridge.

The East Tennessee man celebrated his 50th birthday, set a new state record and raised money for the New Market Volunteer Fire Department.

Carlyle said he set a new state record for the most skydives in one day.  In six hours, the instructor jumped out of a plane 50 times on Friday in celebration of his birthday.

Carlyle made his skydiving venture a fundraiser and raised more than $1,000 for the New Market Fire Department which is currently facing financial problems.


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