Navy SEAL paratrooper killed in Fleet Week accident

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The U.S. amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) – A member of a U.S.
Navy SEAL skydiving group was killed in a parachuting accident
on Sunday while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of
the annual Fleet Week festival in New York Harbor, a Navy
official said.The skydiver, whose identity was being withheld pending
notification of relatives, plunged to his death when his
parachute failed to open, Rear Admiral Jack Scorby told
reporters outside the New Jersey hospital where the man was
pronounced dead.