Tragedy as beloved cop dies days after suffering critical injuries in freak indoor skydiving accident – as details about how the horror accident unfolded are revealed
- Officer suffered head and spinal injuries in indoor skydiving accident
- She was rushed to a Brisbane hospital in a critical condition
- Tragically, she died from her injuries on Wednesday
A senior police officer has died six days after suffering head and spinal injuries in an indoor skydiving accident.
Acting Senior Sergeant Michelle ‘Mully’ Mullen collided with the side of the wind tunnel at the iFly Indoor Skydiving facility at Chermside in Brisbane‘s north last Thursday.
Paramedics, including a critical care team, were called to the skydive centre about 4.20pm and rushed Snr Sgt Mullen to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
Tragically, she died from her injuries on Wednesday.
Acting Senior Sergeant Michelle ‘Mully’ Mullen (pictured) died six days after suffering head and spinal injuries in an indoor skydiving accident
Pictured is an image of skydivers at the indoor facility at iFly
Snr Sgt Mullen, 52, is said to have been an extremely experienced skydiver.
A note to her colleagues described the South Brisbane Crime Prevention Unit cop as a ‘well respected police officer and a friend to so many’.
Friends described her as ‘an inspiration’ and ‘kindness itself’.
They also spoke of Snr Sgt Mullen’s long love of skydiving, her sense of fun and caring nature.
Queensland Police said a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Sen Sgt Michelle Mullen (left) is pictured with Tom Searles and Sen Sgt Greg Bishop in 2013
‘Police are assisting Work Health and Safety investigations in relation to a 52-year-old woman sustaining critical injuries at an indoor skydiving venue in Chermside on January 19,’ a spokesman said.
‘The woman sadly passed away from her injuries at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on January 25.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted iFly Brisbane for comment.