Three people have been killed following a skydiving accident in Australia
Police in Australia have confirmed that three people have died following a skydiving accident.
It's not known at this point what led to the accident, but the police were alerted when the body of a skydiver was found in the back garden of a home near Mission Beach.
Two other bodies were then found in a nearby tree.
QAS is on the scene of a skydiving incident at #MissionBeach.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) October 13, 2017
The divers, one of whom is believed to be an instructor, were in their 30s and 40s.
An eye witness told Cairns News that he saw one skydiver fall to the ground without their parachute released. He said that it wasn't clear why the parachute hadn't been released and that a collision could have happened at a higher altitude.
The area is a popular spot for skydivers and this is the worst incident in history for the area.