Skip to comments.Navy SEAL killed in Jersey City parachute accident is identified
Posted on 05/29/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT by SMGFan
The Navy Seal who was killed in Jersey City yesterday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration has been identified as 27-year-old Remington Peters.
Peters was a fiercely loyal role model whose accomplishments "far outweigh his years," his family said in a statement issued by the Navy. Peters is "painfully missed," the family said.
"He was an angel on earth and role model to all," the statement reads. "We couldn't have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same." Peters was killed yesterday after he plunged into the Hudson River shortly after noon during a parachute
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Prayers and thanks.
So sad-—I hadn’t heard of this accident.
Seems like a great guy.
God love him and RIP.
Prayers for Remington and his family.
Thank you for posting.
I saw on the news that a portion of his parachute had been cut off and fell some distance away.
For some reason, that was comforting. He didn’t just panic and die. He was trying to save his life but just did not have time.
Not sure how high he was when he jumped, but hitting water from a high altitude, is like hitting concrete.
Thank you and prayers. RIP.
A thread from yesterday with very little action
U.S. Navy Seal dies in parachute accident over Hudson
People have been known to survive free falls of 30,000+ feet, but only on land, I believe. Usually they end up having bushes, trees, soft dirt or even buildings break their fall. Also, the max velocity of somebody free-falling is around 120mph. So whether you jump off the Empire State Building or fall from 30,000 feet up, your chances of survival are roughly the same.
A shame about this Navy Seal. No matter how safe one might think skydiving is, there is always an element of danger involved.
Such a good looking young man..just horrible..RIP :(
An observer did state that the deceased "cut away" from his main canopy; a typically safer procedure where the jumper separates from a fouled main, drops free and then deploys a reserve parachute.
If that is true, then the video with the article shows the jumper falling below a fouled reserve and impacting a driveway with some speed.
Civilian jumpers almost without exception pack their own rigs and then it is understood absolutely no one touches the equipment thereafter. We can't say what happened in this event, but a double malfunction is rare.
Does someone know if the Leap Frogs jump with a reserve? Seems it would be required for all military jumps of any type, even demonstrations.
Gone Too Soon. :(
His parents had a good sense of humor naming him.
A sad day for them and America.
The main chute has 2 quick release buckles. if it was just a partial malfunction and he was spiraling down, it could have been more difficult to release. Then you’d need to get into a stable position again before deploying the reserve chute. He may have run out of time & altitude.
What makes it more painful is that if he had landed in the river (as the news report tells us) with the streamer's slower rate of descent while in basically a head-up/ feet-first attitude, he was certainly trained for such and may have survived.
One can think of several other scenarios that render all of the above incorrect.
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