Bush skydives on 90th birthday

Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, land on the lawn at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church after making a tandem parachute jump near Bush’s summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Thursday.

Bush made the jump, his eighth, in celebration of his 90th birthday, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump, even though he can no longer use his legs.

Elliott said Bush’s foot got tangled underneath him during the landing, causing him to tumble forward onto the ground. A spokesman later said the former president was feeling “fine.”

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