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Video evidence on skydiver death
Strathallan airfield
Mr McLaren was taking part in a jump at Strathallan Airfield
Police officers probing the death of a skydiver have been studying video footage of his final moments.

They have been trying to establish what led to the tragedy at Strathallan Airfield in Perthshire on Sunday.

Officers said Alastair McLaren "appeared to become detached from parachute equipment" during a competition jump.

Detectives hope that video images can help them establish how the experienced skydiver died.

Mr McLaren, a father of two, was taking part in a routine jump with 14 other people at the airfield near Auchterarder.

Police said the 39-year-old's parachute seemed to slip off when he left the aircraft at 2115 BST and that they were not treating his death as suspicious.

His body was found by search and rescue sniffer dogs in the field of a nearby farm.

Tayside Police and the British Parachute Association have launched investigations into the death.

The force said the death was not being treated as supicious.

A spokeswoman said: "A full police inquiry into the circumstances will be carried out and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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