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Navy SEAL Dies in Florida Skydiving Accident; Will Be Buried at Arlington

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 12:52 PM

William Blake Marston, a U.S. Navy SEAL from Concord, New Hampshire, died Saturday in a skydiving accident in Florida, where he was participating in parachute training.

Marston, 31, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

A petty officer 1st Class SEAL, Marston was in free fall between 40 to 60 feet above ground when something went wrong. A witness told police that he saw something fly off Marston’s parachute, the newspaper reported. He hit the ground, where he was found unconscious with a broken leg before being transported to Florida Hospital DeLand, where he was pronounced dead.

"The entire Naval Special Warfare community extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our teammate, Blake," Lieutenant David Lloyd, a U.S. Navy spokesman, said, according to the Boston Globe. "He will be missed by all who knew him. An investigation into this incident is under way."

Marston graduated from the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2001; graduated in 2007 from Stonehill College in Easton, where he studied criminology; and completed SEAL training in 2009, the Globe said.

Twitter users expressed their condolences.





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William Blake Marston, a U.S. Navy SEAL from Concord, New Hampshire, died Saturday in a skydiving accident in Florida, where he was participating in parachute training.
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