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Skydivers survive fall

Two Australian skydivers survived a 500-metre fall to the ground after they collided in mid-air. Hundreds of horrified spectators at the National Skydiving Championships at Corowa watched as the two skydivers' parachutes became entangled and they crashed into a paddock.

Geoff Divco was taken to hospital with a fractured skull, a collapsed lung and broken ribs. His jumping partner, Jerome Rich, escaped with minor bruises.

Reuter - Sydney