Two instructors and a customer killed in 'horrific' scene at Mission Beach

Two instructors and a customer killed in 'horrific' scene at Mission Beach

A police spokesman told reporters at Mission Beach that two males employed by Skydive Australia aged 34 and 35 and a local female who was a customer aged 54 were found in two separate locations near Alexander Drive just after 3pm this afternoon.

Reportedly the place where the skydivers landed was roughly 1.5km north of the usual skydive landing site.

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.

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.

The Cairns Post reports the jump was a 50th birthday present for the woman, from her family.

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The company involved was named as Skydive Australia, which offers skydiving from 18 locations across Australia. "You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening", he recalled.

"It wasn't good to watch".

Skydive Australia released a statement following the incident confirming that three people had died after sustaining injuries in the accident. "I had my heart in my mouth", he said.

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