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U.S. Navy SEAL dies in training accident

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 09:38:02-04

By Barbara Starr

CNN Pentagon Correspondent

(CNN) — A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in a parachute accident in Perris, California, near Riverside, a U.S. Navy official tells CNN.

Initial indications are the parachute failed to open during a parachute jump as part of a training exercise. The sailor was part of a West Coast-based Navy SEAL team.

Notification of next of kin is underway, after which the Navy will release his name.

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