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1 Navy SEAL dead after Arizona parachuting accident

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Authorities say one of two Navy SEALs injured during parachute training in southern Arizona has died while the other man remains hospitalized.

According to CNN, the Navy SEAL reportedly was part of SEAL Team Six, the group that captured and killed Osama bin Laden two years ago.

A U.S. Special Operations Command official said Friday that the SEAL died in a Tucson hospital Thursday but didn't have a condition update on the other man.

The names of the two SEALs were being withheld and the accident is under investigation.

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.

McGraw says the command has a parachute testing and training facility at the Pinal Airpark northeast of Tucson.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

CNN contributed to this report

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