facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.S. Navy SEAL dies in parachute accident

March 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM   |   Comments

MARANA, Ariz., March 29 (UPI) -- One Navy SEAL was killed and a second injured in a parachute training accident in Arizona, military officials said Friday.

A Naval Special Warfare Command spokesman told ABC News the two elite force members were participating in a routine free-fall training exercise at a military facility at Pinal Airpark when the accident occurred Thursday.

The men, members of an East Coast SEAL team, were evacuated to the University of Arizona Medical Center, where one died and the other was in stable condition, a Defense Department official told ABC.

The cause of the accident was being investigated.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun
3
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
4
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
5
Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback