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100-year-old woman shark dives after skydiving

Georgina Harwood said the great white sharks "are having a hard time" due to overfishing in South Africa.

By Ben Hooper

GANSBAAI, South Africa, March 17 (UPI) -- A South African great-grandmother who went skydiving to celebrate her 100th birthday followed up her feat by going cage diving with great white sharks.

Georgina Harwood, 100, plunged into the waters of Gansbaai Monday and came face-to-face with great white sharks only two days after she jumped out of a plane to celebrate her birthday.

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"I'm so glad I did it, a special experience in my life time, I just can't compare it to anything else," she said.

Harwood said "sharks are having a hard time in the sea" due to overfishing of hake, one of their primary food sources in South African waters.

"We are taking the Hake. The poor old sharks are coming in to the coast and getting us which is a very sad thing," she said.

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