U.S. Navy SEAL member killed after parachute malfunction

| Updated: May 29, 2017 12:02 IST

New York [USA], May 29 (ANI): A member of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL died on Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. A Navy spokesman said the accident occurred shortly after the noon, near Liberty State Park in Jersey City, reports Fox news. The Navy said the parachutist was rescued from the water by the Coast Guard and local fire department responders, who were on standby; he was pronounced dead at a hospital. The parachutist was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs. Navy and Coast Guard members were participating in the program. Meanwhile, the cause of the parachute malfunction is under investigation. (ANI)