Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air and their chutes got tangled.
It is understood that emergency services attended the scene at Mission Beach, off Alexander Drive at approximately 3pm this afternoon.
At least one of the deceased is a skydiving instructor.
Two men aged in their 30s and a woman in her 50s are believed to have collided while skydiving near Cairns in northeastern Australia, police said.
Vision captured shortly before the fatalities has emerged of other tourists successfully completing their jumps at the beach.
Skydiving activities have been temporarily suspended and the Australian Parachute Federation is reportedly sending representatives north from Brisbane to investigate.
She had been linked to a highly experienced instructor when the collision happened.
The others, another instructor and a customer, were jumping as a tandem pair, said the company organising the jump, Skydiving Australia, in a statement.
The Cairns Post reports the jump was a 50th birthday present for the woman, from her family.
A statement from Skydive Australia, the company who organised the doomed skydives, released a statement following the tragedy.
"I was just watching him in free fall until he went behind the trees, and that was the last I saw", he said. No further details are available at this stage.