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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.

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