U.S. Navy sailor dies after parachute jump accident in California

U.S. Navy sailor dies after parachute jump accident in California

U.S. Navy sailor dies after parachute jump accident in California

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by CNN

WVEC.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 5:56 AM

EL CENTRO, Calif. -- A U.S. Navy sailor died Monday after a parachute training jump went wrong in the Southern California desert, CNN reports. 

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident during routine training near El Centro, said Deputy Public Affairs Officer Chief Brandon Raile.

The sailor, whose identity wasn't disclosed, was a member of a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Command, Raile said in a statement.

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