Three people killed in skydiving accident at Mission Beach, Queensland

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.

Queensland Police said that initial investigations indicated one of the instructor's - who was skydiving solo - collided with the tandem pair mid-air, with their parachutes failing to deploy.

Vision captured shortly before the fatalities has emerged of other tourists successfully completing their jumps at the beach.

The Daily Mail has reported that Pike, a mother of eight, received the skydiving trip as a 50th birthday gift from her family.

Two other bodies were then found in a nearby tree.

"Every person in Mission Beach we have spoken to about #skydive tragedy is absolutely heartbroken Big industry, well supported by locals", reporter Daniel Bateman reported on Twitter.

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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".

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

Police and paramedics were called to Mission Beach, Queensland at today - where two men in their thirties and a woman in her fifties were found dead.

'It wasn't good to watch.

There are a number of skydiving companies operating in Mission Beach. I had my heart in my mouth'.

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

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