Sky Diving Fatality
At 4.00pm today Wanaka Police
attended a fatal parachuting incident at a location near the
A 38 year old man, who was an Italian
National, died while filming a paid tandem skydive.
indications appear that the deceased had difficulties with
both his main and reserve parachutes, and died when he hit
The incident was witnessed by several members
of the public, who have been offered support and
counselling. No-one else was injured.
Police and the
Civil Aviation Authority are investigating, and the death
has been reported to the
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