Today’s we suffered a tragedy in NYC. Thoughts & prayers w/ family & Leapfrog team members. Condolences on behalf of entire @USNavy
— Adm. John Richardson (@CNORichardson) May 28, 2017
Awful news out of New York/New Jersey where we’re seeing reports that a Navy SEAL died after his parachute malfunctioned during a Fleet Week demonstration near Liberty State Park:
UPDATE | A Navy SEAL team member has died when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration. https://t.co/967miM4Sv1
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) May 28, 2017
— Emily Girsch (@EmilyGirsch) May 28, 2017
SAD UPDATE: Parachutist killed in accident at Fleet Week event in Jersey City https://t.co/xrqhUpYUvo
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 28, 2017
From Stars and Stripes:
The victim wasn’t identified pending notification of family.
The Navy says the parachutist was rescued from the water by Coast Guard and local fire department responders who were on standby, but was pronounced dead at a hospital at 1:10 p.m.
The cause of the parachute malfunction is under investigation.