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Man dies in skydiver incident

The entrance to Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough Photo: PA Wore

One man died and another is in a serious condition after they collided while skydiving.

Emergency services were called to Sibson, near Peterborough yesterday afternoon.

Despite EEAST and air ambulance crews working hard together to try to save one man's life, he was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokeswoman said.

Another man, in his late 20s, suffered serious spine and leg injuries and was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he arrived in a serious but stable condition.

Parachuting is a highly regulated sport

All emergency crews worked very hard together to try to save the life of one of the men involved but despite the best efforts of crews he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We wish the second casualty all the best for a good recovery.

– EAST OF ENGLAND AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST SPOKESWOMAN
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough

The Peterborough Telegraph newspaper said the dead man was 53 and from London while the survivor is 28 and from France.

They reportedly collided about 50 feet above the ground.

Sibson airfield is one of two bases for UK Parachuting, which offers skydiving courses and charity jumps.

Callers to UK Parachuting were referred to the British Parachute Association, who were not immediately available for comment.

Martha Fairlee reports: