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U.S. Navy SEAL dies in parachute accident

March 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

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.

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