Oldest skydiver dies days after breaking Guinness World Record

01:18 PM | 14 Oct, 2023
Dorothy Hoffner
Source: Carlos Harrison (Instagram)

Dorothy Hoffner, a 104-year-old American woman, who set the world record for the oldest skydiver, passed away in her sleep at her Chicago home, on Monday.

According to The Metro News, Hoffner was found dead at the Brookdale Lake View senior living community by staff, her friend Joe Conant said. 

The acclaimed centenarian gained attention for her skydiving feat and took a leap from an aircraft at Skydive Chicago Airport on October 1, shattering the Guinness World Record for the oldest tandem parachute jump. 

"There was nothing scary about it. It was nice and peaceful," Hoffner shared with the Chicago Sun-Times after touching down in Ottawa.

Shelley Zalis wrote about Hoffner on Instagram, “Born in 1918, Hoffner had survived both the Spanish flu and Covid-19 pandemics. Dorothy is certainly living life to the fullest!”

The New York Times reported that Hoffner was "not excited" about all the attention she received last week, but by the weekend she looked up to it as an opportunity to meet new people.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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