U.S. Navy SEAL Killed in Training Accident

A F-35C conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay on February 11, 2011. Inspections of F-35 engines have been ordered after a runway fire at Eglin Air Force Base on June 23. The F-35 Lightning II has been beset by delays and cost overruns in the years since its introduction. (PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy Lockheed Martin / Getty Images)
A F-35C conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay on February 11, 2011. Inspections of F-35 engines have been ordered after a runway fire at Eglin Air Force Base on June 23. The F-35 Lightning II has been beset by delays and cost overruns in the years since its introduction. (PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy Lockheed Martin / Getty Images)

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.

SOURCE: CNN, Barbara Starr

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