An elite skydiver has died in the United States after he collided with a woman while trying a dangerous manoeuvre called swooping.
Kenneth Ryan Bernek, 34, was trying to fly closed to the ground at maximum speed for a long distance before landing when the accident happened.
The New York Daily News reports the woman was hit just outside a landing zone and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"The dive that he executed was a little too low and as a result he impacted the ground prematurely," Randy Allison, the manager of Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray Township, told the Daily News.
Mr Bernek had about completed 1,800 dives over 15 years and started jumping at Midwest Freefall in 2002.
"Ken is a very good friend of mine… was. It's kind of hard to say that," Mr Allison said. "He was a mentor to a lot of people here and a guy that always had a smile on his face — this saddened us greatly.
"He was very accomplished and well-respected in the community and very well-credentialed."