Navy SEAL Killed During Parachute Jump Training
A Navy SEAL was killed during parachute jump training in Riverside County Wednesday morning.
Navy officials told the Associated Press that the sailor's parachute malfunctioned during his jump. It happened just after 9 a.m. near Route 74 in an unincorporated area near Perris, a popular area to skydive (and unfortunately, the site of other fatal accidents, including a man in the Army in 2013).
The man, whose name has not been released, was assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Group ONE in Coronado, California. It looks like he was pronounced dead at the scene: an American flag was draped over the sailor's body at the scene of the accident.