West Virginia National Guardsman dies in training exercise
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia National Guardsman has died in military parachute training exercise at the Suffolk Executive Airport in Virginia.
The West Virginia National Guard issued a release about the Wednesday death that said a related press conference is scheduled for Thursday.
Suffolk police and first responders say they received a call about the injured parachutist Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said the release of the man’s identity was pending notification of his next of kin.