Skydiver makes 100th OH jump

      LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A suburban Indianapolis firefighter has had a real up-and-down day - he has gone skydiving 100 times in southwest Ohio.

      Joe Frolick made the jumps Friday at the Warren County Airport near Lebanon. He says he wanted to raise awareness and money to fight fire deaths from smoke inhalation.

      The 34-year-old firefighter from Wayne Township, Ind., began at 7:30 a.m. and finished just after 8:30.

      Moments after his final jump, Frolick told The Associated Press that he was "ecstatic" and feeling great.

      Frolick says he practiced for his jump-a-thon all summer. He was making his skydives from an altitude of 2,500 to 3,000 feet, lower than many free-fall jumps.


      Information from: Dayton Daily News,

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