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Member of Navy SEAL Team 6 dies in AZ parachuting accident

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL Team 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, the military said.

Details of the accident are not immediately available.

One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Medical Center. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Members of SEAL Team 6 carried out the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. All SEAL teams receive extensive parachute training, which is often required for hostage rescue or anti-terrorist operations.

The names of the two SEALS involved in the fatal training mishap have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw says the SEALs were practicing "routine military free-fall training" when the accident occurred about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pinal County Sheriff's officials say the injured men collided in mid-air and landed in separate areas. The incident was turned over to military investigators Thursday afternoon.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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