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.

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