Nebraska man makes 60 naked skydiving jumps in 24 hours

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June 17 (UPI) -- A Nebraska man set a new world record by completing 60 skydiving jumps in 24 hours while dressed in nothing but his safety equipment.

Rian Kanouff of Omaha said he contacted Guinness World Records about setting the record for most naked skydiving jumps in 24 hours, and the group said he could create the new record category if he performed at least 25 jumps in the time period.


Kanouff said its an informal tradition for skydivers to perform their 100th jump in the nude, and he came up with the idea to set the naked skydiving world record as a fundraiser for a mental health charity after the recent death of a friend.

"My friend that we lost to mental health issues was about [that] close to his 100th jump," Kanouff told KOLN-TV. "Close enough that he talked about it all the time, and he didn't get to make it. So I am out here for him and a lot of other people that we lost."

Kanouff ended his attempt with 60 completed naked jumps over Weeping Water, Neb. His attempt raised money for the Movember Foundation, a charity dedicated to men's mental health and suicide prevention.


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