Sidmouth’s Tony becomes part of world record history

Tony Phillips (right) celebrates after completing his skydive. Tony Phillips (right) celebrates after completing his skydive.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
6:30 AM

A Sidmouth barman conquered his fear of heights to jump 15,000 feet for charity and become part of world record history in the process.

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Tony Phillips, 40, jumped with his Anchor Inn colleague Steve Aggett - and another 277 people - to break the world record for the most skydives done at one location in one day.

The impressive feat was completed at Dunkswell Airfield, smashing the previous record set in Germany of 251 people.

So far, Tony’s efforts have landed him £1,085 in fundraising and the figure continues to rise.

The money will be given to WESC School in Exeter, where he works as a senior care officer.

Tony, who has a self-confessed fear of heights, said: “Although it was an amazing experience and I’m glad I did it, I won’t be doing another one in a hurry.

“I plan to keep my feet firmly on the ground.”

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