Stephen Sutton Skydivers on course for world record

Family and friends of Stephen Sutton who have been taking part in a tandem skydive at a Lincolnshire airfield are waiting for official confirmation from the Guinness World Record adjudicator.

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Stephen Sutton skydivers officially set new world record

The family and friends of Stephen Sutton have officially broken the world record for the most people tandem skydiving at the same location in 24 hours.

Stephen's mother Jane skydiving over Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Central

They recorded a total of 403 people involved, beating the previous record of 286.

Stephen, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, died in May last year after raising £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 19-year-old used social media to chart his three-year battle against cancer, and came up with a bucket list of things to do before he died. Number two on that list was to skydive.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator has confirmed that the jump at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire was record-breaking.

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