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Soldier Killed in 'Tragic' Parachute Jump Accident



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    Search-and-rescuers searched for a soldier missing from a training exercise near Kamilche, Washington, on Friday, Sept. 12, 2015.

    A soldier who went missing during a parachute jump over Washington Friday was later found dead, Washington state authorities said early Saturday morning.

    The unidentified soldier, based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Tacoma, was found after an extensive search "but did not survive," according to the Mason County Sheriff's Department.

    A military investigation has been launched into what the department called a "tragic training accident."