Skydiver dies after incident at Laguna Quays

April 26, 2023 9:20 am in by
The RACQ CQ Rescue chopper flew the man to hospital on April 16. Image supplied by RACQ.

A man has died in hospital following a serious skydiving accident north of Mackay.

The incident happened on April 16, when solo skydiver Douglas Ball suffered a hard landing.

Authorities say his parachute did deploy, but he landed hard after having difficulties while close to the ground.

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The 53-year-old was initially flown to Mackay Base Hospital, later being transferred to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane for further treatment.

It’s understood he died from his injuries on Saturday.


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