Men fall to their deaths as tandem skydive goes wrong

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2017

It was meant to be an experience of a lifetime, but for one young man, his life tragically ended after he was killed, along with his instructor during a skydiving accident in Sydney's south west.

Ms Catalina Granados, a Colombian tourist who took part in a separate jump, said she caught a bus from Sydney to the skydiving base yesterday with the Singaporean.

The men are said to have been conducting a tandem jump supervised by Sydney Skydivers when the fatal incident occurred.

An investigation into what went wrong has been launched, while the property where they landed has been declared a crime scene.

Sydney Skydivers has reportedly been involved in at least four deaths since 2001.

"After we changed our clothes, all the instructors were called to go somewhere else. but we didn't know anything". "It's a shocking thing for a young girl to see". They spoke to Chase Stephenson, a co-owner of the property who said his seven-year-old daughter had "seen the aftermath".

A report will be prepared for the Coroner. "Whether it was equipment failure or human failure is something that will have to be established over time".

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