One man has died and another has been left in a serious condition after they were involved in a mid-air collision while skydiving.
Emergency services said the incident took place at 3.30pm yesterday in Sibson, near Peterborough.
The victim, thought to be a man in his 50s from London, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other man, understood to be in his 20s and from France, suffered serious spine and leg injuries.
'We] were called to Sibson at 3.32pm and immediately dispatched two ambulances and a manager to the scene followed by a request for Magpas air ambulance to attend because of the seriousness of the incident,' East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said.
'All emergency crews worked very hard together to try to save the life of one of the men involved but despite the best efforts of crews he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
'Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We wish the second casualty all the best for a good recovery.'
The second man is in a serious but stable condition after being airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
'Sadly despite all the best efforts of the Helimedix a man was pronounced dead at the scene, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time,' charity Magpas Helimedix said.
The two men are thought to have been skydiving separately and not in tandem. Sibson airfield is one of two bases where UK Parachuting offers skydiving courses and charity jumps.