Skydiver falls to his death in parachute bungle

An experienced skydiver has died on the Far South Coast.

Emergency services were called to the Moruya airport on Tuesday afternoon after the male skydiver’s reserve parachute accidentally opened and became tangled with his main chute.

Paramedics could be seen performing CPR on the person at the airfield, at about 4.30pm.

A spokeswoman for the club said they were all "shocked" about the death.

Club officials are understood to be attempting to contact the man’s family.

The incident comes after another parachutist was killed on December 8 at Wilton in Sydney’s south west.

The Sydney man died when he collided midair during a free fall with another skydiver.

The 32-year-old man lost consciousness before landing on a parked truck in a paddock near the Hume Highway at Wilton.

The two men were in a group of 16 skydivers who took part in the jump.


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