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Governor Daugaard's second attempt at skydiving a success

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Governor Dennis Daugaard can cross another milestone off his bucket list.

Wednesday, he jumped out of a plane above Madison to celebrate a major accomplishment for the Children's Miracle Network.

KSFY News was at the airport for today's big jump.

It was take two for Governor Daugaard's sky jump. His last attempt was canceled because of weather. But it was hot and humid tonight, perfect for a sky jump.

Governor Daugaard suited up for his challenge and as a crowd watched, he was ready to take to the skies. He said it was an incredible experience.

"I was ready to jump, I forgot that Dan said we're going to do a ready,set, jump, so I was all ready to go, and kept waiting for when do we go. And then I felt him push forward, and then I remembered pull back, and then it was sort of dive out," Governor Daugaard said.

Daugaard's wife Linda and others watched for the moment they had been waiting for.

Patricia Schneider said "it was great, it was awesome, it really was. I could feel it.  It is an awesome feeling when you're falling."

Skydiving is a once in a lifetime chance for some, but maybe not for the governor.

"I would do it again, I would do it again, but we'd have to get a much higher number of blizzards sold," Governor Daugaard joked.

He did it. Second time's the charm.

It was a success all around, for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Madison Dairy Queen and of course the Governor.

The governor agreed to jump if the Madison DQ sold more than 32,000 Blizzards on
Miracle Treat Day.

They crushed that goal, and Daugaard was good to his word.

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