Missing soldier found: Parachute Soldier Washington Dead

Published: September 14, 2015

Missing soldier found: Parachute Soldier Washington Dead, The Army says a soldier who vanished during a parachute training operation in Washington state has been found dead after a 10-hour search.

Maj. Timothy C. Chavis, a 1st Special Forces Group spokesman, says a local rescue team helping in the search discovered the soldier’s body around 10 p.m. Friday in a heavily wooded area of Mason County.

He says the soldier was part of the special forces unit based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who jumped from a plane at noon with other service members.

More than 100 soldiers were searching by land and air for the missing soldier, CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV reports.

Chavis says he believes the training was a common exercise but that he can’t release other information until the end of an investigation.

The soldier will not be identified until a day after family members are notified.


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