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A LOVE-STRUCK skydiver is on cloud nine after her 10,000 feet jump ended in a marriage proposal from her Scouse partner.

Clair Lumsley, 36, from Newcastle, was taking part in a fundraising event from Skydive St George, at Durham Tees Valley Airport, when she was given the surprise of her life.

On the ground, her partner, Ben Holt, 37, from Liverpool, was waiting to ask for her hand in marriage.

Clair, an investment manager, was raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service when Ben popped the question.

She said: "My tandem jumper said there was a sign down below and I should try to read it but I couldn't see because my eyes were watering. When I landed, Ben was on one knee with the ring and the sign said 'Hey Lummer fancy gettin hitched?' "I was completely overwhelmed and started sobbing. I had no idea what he had planned."

The pair, who met in Jersey nine years ago and now live there with their 20-month-old daughter, plan to marry in Brittany, France.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 5, 2014
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