Ind. firefighter plans Ohio skydive marathon - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Ind. firefighter plans Ohio skydive marathon

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An Indiana firefighter has planned a real up-and-down day - attempting to skydive 100 times in southwest Ohio.

Joe Frolick says he's making the jumps at the Warren County Airport near Lebanon to raise awareness and money to fight fire deaths from smoke inhalation. The 34-year-old Wayne Township, Ind., firefighter hoped to begin at 7:30 a.m. and finish 12 hours later.

Frolick's six parachutes and the plane that would take him up each time were donated by a skydiving service, and volunteers were organized to re-stuff the parachutes so a new one would always be ready.

Frolick says he practiced for his jump-a-thon all summer. He planned to make his skydives from an altitude of 2,500 feet, lower than the usual jump.

 (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

    Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:40 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:40:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:27:49 GMT
    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. (Source: Twitter/@Comey)The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. (Source: Twitter/@Comey)

    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican.

    Full Story >

    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican.

    Full Story >
  • A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:27:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    Full Story >

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    Full Story >
  • Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

    Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:11:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:17:01 GMT
    (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...(Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly