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Skydivers fly high over Peru's Nazca lines

Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 01:14

May 9 - Red Bull skydivers Cedric Dumont and Jhonathan Florez jump 8,858ft (2,700 metres) in wing-suits from an airplane over Peru's Nazca lines. Sharon Reich reports.

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Flying high over Peru's Nazca Lines. Skydivers Cedric Dumont and Jhonathan Florez are the first men to jump from an airplane over the UNESCO world heritage site. SOUNDBITE: Red Bull Skydiver Cedric Dumont saying (English): "Flying like this is just a unique experience. Having the opportunity to fly over the Nazca lines and flying over the lines really seeing every line and all these triangles, these trapezes, the thing is just insane." During the flight the skydivers hit speeds of 118 miles per hour as they took in the giant designs that were mysteriously etched into the desert more than 1,500 years ago. SOUNDBITE: Red Bull Skydiver Cedric Dumont saying (English) : "It's the first time I think someone is flying in a wing suit above the Nazca lines and it is the continuity of the legend. For me this is a very unique experience." Images of birds and monkeys can be seen in the lines, which were produced over a period of a thousand years. Ancient Nazcans formed the figures by scraping away the desert's dark iron-oxide pebbles to reveal the white soil underneath, which hardened as unearthed limestone was exposed.

Skydivers fly high over Peru's Nazca lines

Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 01:14

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