Tragedy as beloved police officer dies days after suffering critical injuries in freak indoor skydiving accident – as details of how the horror accident unfolded are revealed
- The officer suffered head and spinal cord injuries in an indoor skydiving accident
- She was rushed to a hospital in Brisbane in critical condition
- Sadly, she passed away from her injuries on Wednesday
A senior police officer has died six days after suffering head and spinal cord injuries in an accident during an indoor skydiving event.
Acting Senior Sergeant Michelle ‘Mully’ Mullen collided with the side of the wind tunnel at the iFly Indoor Skydiving facility in Chermside in northern Brisbane last Thursday.
Paramedics, including an intensive care team, were called to the skydive center at around 4:20pm and took Snr Sgt Mullen in critical condition to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Sadly, she passed away from her injuries on Wednesday.
Acting Senior Sergeant Michelle ‘Mully’ Mullen (pictured) died six days after suffering head and spinal cord injuries in an accident during an indoor skydiving event
Pictured is an image of skydivers in iFly’s indoor facility
Snr Sgt Mullen, 52, would have been a very experienced skydiver.
A note to her colleagues described the South Brisbane Crime Prevention Unit officer as a “highly respected police officer and a friend of so many.”
Friends described her as “an inspiration” and “kindness itself.”
They also talked about Snr Sgt Mullen’s longtime 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 with occupational health and safety investigations related to a 52-year-old woman who suffered critical injuries at an indoor skydive site in Chermside on January 19,” a spokesman said.
“The woman sadly passed away from her injuries at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on January 25.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted iFly Brisbane for comment.