Lucky escape for skydivers after getting tangled up over the Gold Coast

Two skydivers competing in the World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast have had a lucky escape after becoming tangled mid-air during a practice jump.

The pair from Qatar were part of a formation over Runaway Bay on Saturday afternoon when strong winds forced them to crash into each other.

They were approximately 2000 metres in the air when the incident happened.


Footage obtained by 7 news shows the pair free-falling and spiralling for about 26 seconds.

They then managed to cut themselves free of each other and deploy their emergency chutes.

They landed safely and were not injured in the incident.

The two divers said they had trained for such emergencies and the mid-air scare won’t stop them from competing in the event.

The World Parachuting Championships run until October 13.