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Jersey City, NJ - Navy SEAL Killed In Fleet Week Parachute Accident Identified

Published on: May 30, 2017 12:46 PM
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue of U.S. Navy Seal who fell into the Hudson River after a parachute malfunction on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The parachute, which the parachutist apparently detached when he realized it wasn't going to open, landed in a parking lot across from Liberty Towers in Jersey City. (Joe Shine | For The Jersey Journal)U.S. Coast Guard rescue of U.S. Navy Seal who fell into the Hudson River after a parachute malfunction on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The parachute, which the parachutist apparently detached when he realized it wasn't going to open, landed in a parking lot across from Liberty Towers in Jersey City. (Joe Shine | For The Jersey Journal)

Jersey City, NJ -  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.

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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.

“He was an angel on earth and role model to all,” the statement said. “We couldn’t have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same.”

The cause of the parachute malfunction that killed Peters is under investigation.

Peters was among four parachutists who drifted down from two helicopters. The Navy said he was pulled from the water by the U.S. Coast Guard. His parachute landed in a parking lot.

The Navy Region Mid-Atlantic commander, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, asked for prayers “for the Navy SEAL community.”

U.S. Coast Guard rescue of U.S. Navy Seal who fell into the Hudson River after a parachute malfunction on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Coast Guard rushes the parachutist to a marina so he could be transferred to the Jersey City Medical Center. (Joe Shine | For The Jersey Journal)U.S. Coast Guard rescue of U.S. Navy Seal who fell into the Hudson River after a parachute malfunction on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Coast Guard rushes the parachutist to a marina so he could be transferred to the Jersey City Medical Center. (Joe Shine | For The Jersey Journal)


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 May 30, 2017 at 01:18 PM Yossi Says:

our condolences to his family and to US Navy...he was jumping from the sky to give new yorkers a memorial show but g-d pulled him back to a better place.
may he rest in peace and be remembered forever by all Americans

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