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Skydiver, 34, dies after horror plunge at Connewarre near Torquay

A 34-year-old skydiver who had taken the plunge more than 300 times fell to his death on Sunday morning. Investigators are probing why.

A man is dead in the second skydiving accident to rock Victoria’s Surf Coast in the space of a year.

Emergency services were called to Breamlea Road at Connewarre at 10.30am, Sunday, where a 34-year-old skydiver had fallen from the sky.

The man – who according to the Geelong Advertiser was attempting a wingsuit jump – died at the scene.

A second man who also landed in the area was not injured.

Police said the accident came after a group of people had jumped from a plane near Torquay.

The deceased man – from Sydenham in Melbourne’s west – was an experienced skydiver.

“He’s an experienced skydiver that has skydived over 300 times,” Victoria Police Sergeant Fletcher Pearson told Nine News.

“He was being coached with another gentleman…

Read more at www.news.com.au

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