Three dead in Australia skydive incident

Police said initial investigations found one person may have collided with tandem skydivers, and their parachutes failed to deploy correctly.

The sky-dive was a present for Kerri from her family.

'You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening, ' the man who chose to go unnamed said.

"Three people have died after sustaining injuries from a skydiving accident in Far North Queensland".

'One of the deceased, a highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps, was completing a solo jump, ' they said.

Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead at Mission Beach - several kilometers from the usual beach landing point - just after 3pm yesterday.

An eyewitness told The Cairns Post newspaper he could do nothing as he watched the incident unfold on Friday afternoon.

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Three people have been killed in a tragic skydiving accident in Mission Beach, Australia.

The two others were discovered soon afterwards, where they had become entangled in a nearby tree.

The others, another instructor and a customer, were jumping as a tandem pair, said the company organising the jump, Skydiving Australia, in a statement.

'It wasn't good to watch.

They also extended their "deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the individuals and families involved and the broader skydiving community". "I had my heart in my mouth", he said.

Police will compile a report for the coroner with the investigation to be assisted by CASA and the Australian Parachute Federation.

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