31 Jan 2017

Second skydiving accident in a week

2:08 pm on 31 January 2017

A skydiver has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after landing badly north-west of Auckland.

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Police said the incident was at Parakai about 11.30am.

It is the second sky-diving-related injury this week, after two professional skydivers were seriously injured when a tandem jump in Queenstown went wrong on the weekend.

They crash landed while doing a slow turn in a training tandem jump.

They remain in a stable condition in Dunedin Hospital.