2 Killed in Skydiving Accident

Authorities in Barnstable, Mass. confirm an instructor and a student are dead after attempting to land at Cape Cod Airfield

UPDATE: Officials identified the victims on Sept. 29.

A skydiving instructor and a student are dead after a skydiving accident on Cape Cod, officials confirm.

Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, found the victims next to a garage at 885 Race Lane in the Barnstable village of Marston Mills, across the street from Cape Cod Airfield.

"It appears they did hit the garage," said Barnstable Police Sgt. Ben Baxter. "The Mass. State Police will be investigating, along with our detective division."

The two male victims jumped in tandem, attached together. They were both transported by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

A Boston MedFlight helicopter had been asked to stand by in case either patient needed to be taken to a trauma center.

Officials are working to determine what went wrong. There is a skydiving school at Cape Cod Airfield, but it is not yet known whether the victims were from there.

NECN will have more as this story develops.

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