Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Science | By Nancy Frank

Three die in horrific skydive in Australia

Three die in horrific skydive in Australia

Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air, say Australian authorities.

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"The two others were located soon after where they had become entangled in a nearby tree", the Cairns Post said.

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"Every person in Mission Beach we have spoken to about #skydive tragedy is absolutely heartbroken Big industry, well supported by locals", reporter Daniel Bateman reported on Twitter.

The company involved was named as Skydive Australia, which offers skydiving from 18 locations across Australia.

According to the ABC, the three people landed on the lawn of a property in Alexander Drive, Mission Beach, which is a small coastal town about two hours' drive south of Cairns.

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Police have not yet released further details of the crash.

One of the deceased is understood to have been a highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps and was diving solo at the time.

At this stage, it is believed that two men and one woman were killed, with at least one of these people an instructor.

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