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California Skydiving Accident Kills Navy SEAL

California Skydiving Accident Kills Navy SEAL
A Navy SEAL was killed in California in a skydiving accident when his parachute failed to open. (Rafael Ben Ari/Dreamstime)

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 06:32 AM

A decorated Navy SEAL was killed in a recreational skydiving accident in Southern California on Saturday, according to officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Cmdr. Seth Stone's parachute failed to open properly after he jumped from a hot air balloon Saturday in Perris, The Associated Press reported. The FAA is investigating.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday that the 41-year-old from Texas was most recently assigned to Special Operations Command Pacific in Hawaii.

Stone earned two Silver Stars, including one for leading wounded SEALs to safety following a firefight in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. He also earned a Bronze Star and the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, called Stone "one of our best."

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A decorated Navy SEAL was killed in a recreational skydiving accident in Southern California on Saturday, according to officials.
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