Triple tragedy for Queensland skydivers

Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air and their chutes got tangled.

The aerial accident happened at Mission Beach, a popular skydiving spot about 140km south of Cairns.

The skydivers' bodies were found in the yard of a private residence, and nearby trees.

The dead are two men, believed to be instructors, and a woman.

The Cairns Post reports the jump was a 50th birthday present for the woman, from her family.