Skydive victim named

A Londoner who died in a skydiving accident in Peterborough has been named as 53-year-old wine merchant Patrick Sandeman.

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A man who died in a skydiving collision has been named as 53 year old Patrick Sandeman from London.

He worked in the fine wine business - and has has been described as one of the most entertaining characters in the industry.

Wine world pays tribute to Patrick Sandeman

Wine Critic Jancis Robinson has paid tribute to Patrick Sandeman, a wine expert from London, who died in a skydiving accident at the weekend. She described him as "great fun" and "the most popular man in the wine trade".

Mr Sandeman, who was 53, co-owned Lea and Sandeman, which had four shops in Chelsea, Kensington, Barnes and Chiswick. He died when his parachute collapsed after he collided with another skydiver at Sibson Airfield, near Peterborough. The other man, who's thought to be French, survived the fall.


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