Last Thursday, a 22-year-old Florida man died from injuries he sustained when his parachute failed to open during a military training exercise in Wauchula. A press release from the sheriff’s office said the Marines were jumping from a C130 aircraft when the training accident occurred.
Sgt. Jeremiah d. McGraw was pronounced dead after being transported to Florida Hospital Wauchula. He was a Selected Reserve Marine assigned to 4th Air-Naval Gunfire Liason Company in West Palm Beach. His two other brothers were also in the Marines.
Military personnel and the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fatal accident.
Marine dies in a parachute accident, WPTV.com, September 14, 2009
Marine dies after parachute doesn’t deploy, Miami Herald, September 11, 2009
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