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Hundreds take the leap during 34th annual 'Bridge Day' jump

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 00:48

Oct. 19 - Base jumpers from all over the globe take part in a West Virginia bridge jump. Gavino Garay reports.

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More than 400 thrill-seekers from around the world gather to jump off this 876-foot high West Virginia bridge. It's all part of the 34th annual 'Bridge Day' celebration. It's only legal here once a year, and these base-jumpers are taking full advantage of that. SOUNDBITE: Bridge Jumper Alex Kelly Saying: "Yeah, I don't think there's anyone here that's not a little nervous. I've got 37-hundred sky dives but nothing like this. I'm nervous but that's what makes it fun." SOUNDBITE: Bridge Jumper Denise Sanders Saying: "I've been coming here since 1996. I've worked on staff on almost all of those years and I can't imagine going a year missing it." Those daring enough to take the leap range in age from 20 all the way up to 84-years-old.

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Hundreds take the leap during 34th annual 'Bridge Day' jump

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 00:48