PERRIS ( — A U.S. Navy Seal was killed Wednesday during a parachute training exercise in Riverside County.

Paramedics responded just before 9:10 a.m. near Richard Street and Highway 74 in the unincorporated area of Perris, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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According to the Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, the victim was assigned to the West Coast-based Naval Special Warefare unit, and died from injuries sustained during a training exercise.

The identity and gender will be released following family notification.

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Fire Department Spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, no further details are being released at this time due to the victim’s involvement with the military.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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