BOITUVA – At least two skydivers plummeted to their deaths when a group of 28 people attempted to form the famous five Olympics rings during an unofficial aerial display above the municipality of Boituva in Sao Paulo, which is known as a popular skydiving location.
Police are now investigating the cause of the accident, RT reported.
The two deceased skydivers have been identified as National champion and holder of various South American records, Gustavo Correa Garcez, 39, and instructor, Guilherme Bastos Padilha, 47.
Bastos Padilha died on the spot of traumatic brain injury, while Correa Garcez died in hospital just minutes after arriving.
The Rio 2016 Games organizing committee said that the aerial show was not a part of the official preparations for the opening ceremony on 5th August.