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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…


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