Three skydivers killed in mid-air collision south of Cairns

A third victim, a highly experienced tandem jumper who had completed thousands of successful jumps, was found dead at a nearby property after skydiving solo. Queensland police confirmed that the two male skydivers, who worked for the company, were aged 34 and 35.

A mum-of-eight is among three people killed in a skydiving accident at a popular tourist beach in Australia.

Police said they are looking into whether a solo skydiver collided with two tandem skydivers, preventing their parachutes from opening correctly.

Paramedics were called to Alexandra Drive, Mission Beach, shortly after 3pm.

There are a number of skydiving companies operating in Mission Beach. They were also pronounced dead.

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

He said that it appeared as if the skydiver did not activate a backup parachute.

Local Councillor Wayne Kimberley said the incident was a bad tragedy, with Cassowary Coast Mayor John Kremastos describing the news as devastating, according to the ABC.

'It wasn't good to watch.

In the tiny community of Mission Beach, Queensland, parachuting is a popular activity for tourists looking for an exciting way to enjoy the handsome scenery. "I had my heart in my mouth", he said.

"Skydiving operations have been suspended at Mission Beach while the appropriate authorities conduct an extensive investigation".

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