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Old 02-02-2009, 01:36 PM
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CHESTER, S.C. A Georgia-based soldier says his military training helped him land safely on his first skydiving jump after the instructor strapped to his back died from an apparent heart attack.

Daniel Pharr says he knew something was wrong when George Steele stopped answering his questions after their parachute deployed Saturday afternoon above South Carolina. They jumped from 13,500 feet.

Pharr says he didn't panic because of his Army training, and he knew from watching television to use the parachute toggles to steer.

The 25-year-old, stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga., says the nonmilitary jump was a Christmas gift from his girlfriend.

Pharr says he tried unsuccessfully to revive Steele with CPR when they landed.

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:32 PM
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I wonder if he's still going out with the girl.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:34 PM
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Did he at least get a partial refund on the jump since the instructor crapped out on him before it was over?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:00 PM
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I know this will get me in trouble here, but oh well.

Im thinking he got it all back.

Im also thinking that there is/was a few lawyers wanting to know if he so much as stubbed his toe on landing.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:15 PM
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I wonder if he's still going out with the girl.
Well, so long as she gives him a parachute, (and not a backpack, that LOOKED like a parachute,) to wear, then there is no reason why he should not be.
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How many of you remember "Ripcord?"
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How many of you remember "Ripcord?"
Oh MTI thanks for the memory.....I loved that show!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 AM
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How many of you remember "Ripcord?"
Hmm 60's Heard it was a great show about some guys that ran a parachute school but found more money in hiring out for rescues and such. mmm that's what I heard

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