Three killed in skydiving accident in Australia

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According to The Telegraph, a solo skydiver collided with the other two who were performing a tandem dive.

She had been doing a tandem dive with one of the instructors.

Kimberley said he knew little of the details, including on the initial discovery of the victims, but added that skydivers usually landed on Mission Beach in front of the Castaways resort, which is about 3km south of the less populated area near Alexander Drive, where the victims were found.

"You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening", said the unnamed man.

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"I was just watching him in free fall until he went behind the trees, and that was the last I saw".

Skydive Australia, the company that operated the skydive, said in a statement: "One of the deceased, a highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps, was completing a solo jump".

There are reports that three people have died after a skydiving accident near a beach in Brisbane.

Kerri Pike, the wife of former Cassowary Coast Councillor Alister Pike, was killed while taking part in a tandem skydive at Mission Beach in far north Queensland on Friday.

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Her body was found in a tree with the instructor while the second instructor was found nearby in a garden.

Our thoughts are with the families of the two men, thought to be in their thirties, and the one woman, in her fifties, who died in the accident.

Operations of skydives have been suspended while the authorities conduct their investigation. Police, the Australian Parachuting Federation and other investigators remain on the scene.

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