Navy identifies SEAL killed in training accident

AP News
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 8:28 PM

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Navy officials say a SEAL killed when his parachute malfunctioned during training in Southern California was a 29-year-old Colorado man who completed basic training to become a SEAL last year.

Naval Special Warfare Group One said Thursday that Jason Kortz of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, died from injuries sustained during the accident in Perris on Wednesday. The Navy is investigating why the parachute malfunctioned. It released no further details.

Naval Special Warfare Group One is the Coronado-based SEALs group to which the sailor was assigned.

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Kortz enlisted in the Navy in 2012 and completed basic training for the SEALs last year in Coronado.

He is survived by his wife, parents and brother.