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Three Dead After Horror Skydiving Accident

Three Dead After Horror Skydiving Accident

Three people died yesterday in what is believed to be a mid-air skydiving collision, with one of the victims found in someone's garden.

Two men in their 30s, and a woman in her 50s, were found dead at the scene, Queensland police said in a statement.

"Initial investigations indicate that a solo skydiver may have collided with tandem skydivers in midair with their parachutes failing to deploy correctly", reads a statement from the police. Researchers a year ago detected three tonnes of silver and 43kg of gold in effluent and sludge from wastewater treatment plants - valued at 3 million Swiss francs (S$4.15 million).

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

Mission Beach is located halfway between Cairns and Townsville in Northern Queensland and is a popular destination for backpackers travelling down Australia's East Coast.

Skydiving activities have been temporarily suspended and the Australian Parachute Federation is reportedly sending representatives north from Brisbane to investigate.

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'No further details are available at this stage'.

Skydiving is a popular tourist activity in the area, with numerous backpackers who travel the Queensland coast stopping by Mission Beach.

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.

'The other two deceased were jumping as a tandem pair; a highly experienced instructor and a customer'.

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


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