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U.S. Navy sailor dies after parachute jump accident in California

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  • The accident took place during routine training, an official says
  • Authorities are investigating what caused it
A U.S. Navy sailor died Monday after a parachute training jump went wrong in the Southern California desert, an official said.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident during routine training near El Centro, said Deputy Public Affairs Officer Chief Brandon Raile.
The sailor, whose identity wasn't disclosed, was a member of a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Command, Raile said in a statement.