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1 Navy SEAL dead after Arizona parachuting accident

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say one of two Navy SEALs injured during
parachute training in southern Arizona has died while the other man remains

According to CNN, the Navy SEAL reportedly was part of SEAL Team Six, the group that captured and killed Osama bin Laden two years ago.

A U.S. Special Operations Command official said Friday that the SEAL died in a
Tucson hospital Thursday but didn’t have a condition update on the other man.

The names of the two SEALs were being withheld and the accident is under

Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw says the SEALs were practicing “routine
military free-fall training” when the accident occurred about 12:30 p.m.

Pinal County Sheriff’s officials say the injured men collided in mid-air and
landed in separate areas. The incident was turned over to military investigators
Thursday afternoon.

McGraw says the command has a parachute testing and training facility at the
Pinal Airpark northeast of Tucson.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

CNN contributed to this report


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