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87-yr-old skydives to raise money for sick grandson

world Updated: May 28, 2013 01:01 IST

An 87-year-old World War II veteran jumped out of an airplane thousands of feet over Ohio to raise money to help pay his sick great-grandson's medical bills, on Saturday.

Clarence Turner of Fairfield, who parachuted along with an instructor, said that he wanted to generate attention for the plight of his 10-month-old great-grandson, the Fox News reported.

According to WLWT of Cincinnati, Julian Couch suffers from a lung disease that could require a transplant and is hospitalized in Columbus. A fundraiser is planned for June 2.