Navy SEAL dies after parachute accident near Marana

2013-03-29T15:06:00Z 2013-03-29T15:14:09Z Navy SEAL dies after parachute accident near MaranaArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 29, 2013 3:06 pm  • 

One of two Navy SEALs involved in a parachuting accident near Marana on Thursday has died.

The other is in stable condition at a hospital, a representative from Naval Special Warfare Command said.

The special forces service members from an east coast unit were at a military parachute testing and training facility at Pinal Airpark northwest of Tucson when the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. The SEALs were “participating in routine military free-fall training,” a spokesman for the command said.

Names of the SEALs have not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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