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Navy SEAL Killed in Fleet Week Parachute Accident Identified | Military.com
Undated photo of SO1 Remington J. Peters. Photo courtesy of the US Navy

Navy SEAL Killed in Fleet Week Parachute Accident Identified | Military.com

A Navy SEAL who fell to his death when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River has been identified as a 27-year-old Colorado man.

The accident that killed Remington J. Peters occurred Sunday at Liberty State Park, a large New Jersey park across from Manhattan where people catch ferries to see the Statue of Liberty.

Peters, whose identity was revealed late Monday, was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs. He was a role model who will be “painfully missed,” his family said in a statement released by the U.S. Navy.

Source: Navy SEAL Killed in Fleet Week Parachute Accident Identified | Military.com