A skydiving accident in Byron Bay has left one dead and another in a critical condition

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One woman is dead and a man is in a critical condition following a skydiving accident at Byron Bay on New South Wales’ north-east coast.

The Northern Star reports that a woman has died and a man is in a critical condition after an accident near Byron Bay.

An ambulance spokesperson confirmed paramedics were called to Tyagarah around 3.30pm.

He said ambulance officers were still on the scene.

Polair has been requested to provide assistance.

The ABC is reporting that the pair landed heavily at an airstrip near Byron Bay about 3:30pm.

Tyagarah near Byron Bay on NSW’s north-east coast. Photo: Google Maps

Police said it appeared the parachutes of the man and woman had become entangled.

The man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Tweed/Byron Local Are Command police have begun investigating the incident and a coroner’s report will be prepared.

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