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Olympian takes jetpack ride in Mission Bay

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A two-time Olympic gold medalist experienced San Diego's newest water sport Wednesday.

Susan Francia, who won her medals in rowing, suited up and took a jetpack ride in Mission Bay.

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