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Experienced skydiver dies after tragic incident in New Zealand

A man has died after a skydiving incident near Aoraki/Mt Cook in New Zealand last week.
The camera operator, who worked for Skydive Mount Cook, was completing a routine jump on Tuesday last week, just before 6pm, when something went wrong.
He was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition, and family from overseas were travelling to be by his bedside.
Stuff understands the man has since died.
The cameraman died after a routine skydive went wrong (Supplied)
On Wednesday, Skydive Mt Cook said it would not give an update on the man's condition while an investigation was ongoing. It has previously provided few details about what happened except to say the man was not tandem jumping with any customers or passengers.
"We are cooperating with local authorities who were immediately notified and are investigating the situation further. We are currently in communication with the affected team member's family, and are unable to comment further at this time," a spokesperson for the company said last week.
A St John spokesperson said they were notified of the incident at Swallow Drive in Pukaki at 5.56pm on October 17.
Skydive Mt Cook is a popular tourist destination (Supplied)
On Skydive Mt Cook's website, it offers specially trained photographers to capture jumpers up close, thousands of feet in the air.
It says the photographers hang outside the plane, waiting for the moment a person jumps, before controlling their movements to join up with the jumper and film the best perspectives.
This article was reproduced with permission from Stuff.

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