Skydiver dies in crash

A man who died during a sky dive has been named as Patrick Sandeman, 53, one of the country's leading wine merchants. Another sky diver is in a serious condition.

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Man dies after skydiving crash at aerodrome

Parachute landing area at Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Parachute landing area at Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Credit: PA

This is the parachute landing area at Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, where one man died and another man was seriously injured after they collided while skydiving.

Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITN
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITN
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Sibson Aerodrome, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITN

British Parachute Association investigating collision

Inspector Kate Scott at Cambridgeshire police said officers were called to the scene of the skydiving collision near Peterborough at 3.42pm by the ambulance service to "reports of a mid air collision involving two parachutists".

The incident is being investigated by the British Parachute Association.

– Inspector Kate Scott at Cambridgeshire police

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

Skydiver dies in mid-air crash near Peterborough

One man has died and another is in a serious condition after they crashed while skydiving, the ambulance service has said.

Emergency services went to Sibson, near Peterborough, just after 3.30pm on Saturday, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said.

In spite of EEAST and air ambulance crews' efforts 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 in Cambridge, where he arrived in a serious but stable condition.

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