An experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps was among those killed in a tragic skydive accident at Mission Beach as police call for eyewitnesses and footage to help in their investigation.
Senior Sergeant Peter Williamson described the scene as "horrific", with the bodies of two male skydiving professionals, aged 34 and 35, as well as a local 54-year-old woman found near Alexander Drive.
'The other two deceased were jumping as a tandem pair; a highly experienced instructor and a customer'.
There are a number of skydiving companies operating in Mission Beach.
Police believe a solo skydiver may have collided with tandem skydivers mid-air, with their parachutes failing to deploy correctly.
"The Company extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the individuals and families involved and the broader skydiving community", the statement read.
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"It wasn't good to watch".
Witnesses told they watched one skydiver's chute become tangled up as they fell from the sky.
Mission Beach mother of eight Kerri Pike, 50, has been confirmed as one of three victims in a freak skydiving accident in Northern Queensland. "I had my heart in my mouth", he said.
Kerri Pike, 50, was named as one of the victims who fell to their deaths after they collided with another instructor on Mission Beach, near Cairns.
Police investigators and other agencies remain at the scene.