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Parasailing adventure on Marco Island

Peter Rietz, right, makes sure his father and two uncles are ready to parasail on Wednesday, above the Marco Beach shoreline. Chuck, Wally and Bob Rietz may be the oldest three parasailors to ever go up together as their cumulative age is 263 years.

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Peter Rietz, right, makes sure his father and two uncles are ready to parasail on Wednesday, above the Marco Beach shoreline. Chuck, Wally and Bob Rietz may be the oldest three parasailors to ever go up together as their cumulative age is 263 years.

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  • Bob and Nancy Rietz show their excitement as they come in for a landing after parasailing above the Marco Beach shore on Wednesday. Parasailing was a 60th wedding anniversary gift to each other. Bob also went up with his two brothers.
  • The Rietz brothers, Chuck, 92, Wally, 89 and Bob, 82, wait to take a parasail ride together off the Marco Beach shoreline on Wednesday. Together their cumulative age totals 263 years.
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 Peter and Kathleen Rietz gave relatives a Marco Island vacation to remember. Seated from left are brothers, Bob, Chuck and Wally Rietz. Behind are Peter, Nancy, Mary and Kathleen Rietz. The brothers, Chuck, Wally and Bob, parasailed at the same time together and Nancy and Bob went together as a shared gift for their 60th wedding anniversary.
  • Peter Rietz, right, makes sure his father and two uncles are ready to parasail on Wednesday, above the Marco Beach shoreline. Chuck, Wally and Bob Rietz may be the oldest three parasailors to ever go up together as their cumulative age is 263 years.
  • The sky and Gulf waters off Marco Beach make  for a special silhouette, shared by brothers, Wally, Chuck and Bob Rietz as they parasailed together on Wednesday. Cumulatively their ages total 263 years. Kathleen Rietz/Submitted photo
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Brothers Chuck, Wally and Bob Rietz, parasail above the Gulf waters along Marco Beach on Wednesday. The total age of the three is 263 years, a possible record.

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