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Couple to wed before jumping from 16,500 feet

Published: 4:02PM Friday February 08, 2013 Source: ONE News

  • Skidiver in the 'Boxman' position. (Source: Photos.com)
    Skidiver in the 'Boxman' position. - Source: Photos.com

A couple is set to make history by tying the knot at 16,500 feet before leaping out of a plane.

Jan Schslesner and Susann Lasch, from Germany, along with their celebrant and his tandem master, will fly over Abel Tasman National Park to the altitude of 16,500 feet.

After exchanging vows they will leap out of the aircraft with a cameraman and then their celebrant.

They will freefall for approximately 65 seconds.

The ceremony will take place at Abel Tasman in Nelson on Saturday at around 1.30pm.

Bubbles and wedding cake will be waiting upon landing.

A spokesperson from Abel Tasman National Park said it was a New Zealand first.

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