U.S. Navy SEAL Dies In Parachute Training Accident

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A member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs died and another was injured in a parachute training accident in Arizona, military officials said on Friday.

A member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs died and another was injured in a parachute training accident in Arizona, military officials said on Friday.

The man died after being taken to a hospital for injuries sustained in a "free-fall training" accident on Thursday at the U.S. Special Operations Command's Parachute Testing and Training Facility, northeast of Tucson, said Navy spokesman Lieutenant Commander David McKinney.

The injured man remains hospitalized in stable condition, he said.

"I can confirm that a SEAL died yesterday as a result of the accident," McKinney said. "I don't know what happened or what caused the accident."

No other details were available, and the names of the two men were not released. The accident is being investigated.

SEAL is an acronym for sea, air, land.