Navy SEAL killed in parachute accident identified

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 21:06:16-04

(KGTV)--A member of the Navy SEAL Leap Frogs who died after his parachute malfunctioned in New Jersey Sunday was identified as 27-year-old Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Remington Peters, according to U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command.

The parachute of the team member failed to open properly at a Fleet Week event and he landed in the water near Liberty State Park, Rear Admiral John C. "Jack" Scorby Jr. said at a news briefing Sunday.

Peters' family issued a statement:

“Words cannot begin to express our devastation and heartbreak over the passing of our courageous warrior. His accomplishments far outweigh his years. Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of knowing Remi could attest to his fierce loyalty to his friends, family, and his country. He was an angel on earth and role model to all.  We couldn’t have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same.  Although our time with him was cut short, we are so grateful that we were blessed with such a positive and principled loving man. He is painfully missed. No words could do justice, but we are so grateful for all that he taught us, and all the love he gave us in his 27 wonderful years. Today, we honor our selfless, humble, and quiet professional.”

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