Navy SEAL Killed in Parachuting Accident

Casa Grande police say a Navy SEAL was killed Wednesday during a parachute jump.

The victim died after plunging to the ground near one of the holes at the Mission Royale Golf Club.

Police Cmdr. Scott Sjerven said the death occurred during a SEAL training exercise. He said the investigation into the death, which occurred about 7:15 a.m., was being handled by the military.

Television station KSAZ-TV in Phoenix reported the victim was from Virginia and had been participating in a training exercise based in the Marana area, north of Tucson.