This might be the first time we’ve seen an extreme sport actually SAVE someone’s life . . .
A 74-year-old guy near Austin named Ed Flemming recently told his grandson he’d go SKYDIVING with him for his 18th birthday. So he’s a pretty cool grandpa.
But the skydiving company had a policy where anyone over 65 had to get cleared by a doctor first. So he went in and got a stress test. Which usually involves walking on a treadmill while they check your heart.
And it turned out all FIVE of his arteries were blocked.
He says he thought they made a mistake at first, because he felt fine. But they confirmed it, and ended up doing QUINTUPLE bypass surgery on him three days later.
His doctor says he would have had a massive heart attack at some point soon. And there was a good chance it would have happened when he jumped out of the plane.
But he’s doing great now. And they said he should get the all-clear to go skydiving soon, which he IS still planning to do.