15 Nov 2012

Skydiver killed in Wanaka

7:49 pm on 15 November 2012

A skydiver died near Wanaka after his parachute failed on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 4pm near the airport.

The 38-year-old Italian national was filming a tandem skydive.

The police say it appears he had difficulties with both his main and reserve parachutes.

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating and the death has been reported to the Coroner.