Jan 25, 2016 4:05 PM

Investigators: NH Navy SEAL should never have been allowed to make jump that killed him


An investigation into the 2015 training death of a Navy SEAL from Concord has determined that his death may have been caused by a series of missteps.

READ: NH Navy SEAL dies during military parachute training

A report says that Petty Officer 1st Class William "Blake" Marston became unconscious after exiting the plane, making it impossible to open his parachute.

But he shouldn't have been on the plane in the first place.

READ: Hundreds attend wake for NH Navy SEAL William "Blake" Marston

According to the Orlando Sentinel, there was also discrepancy over whether Marston was up to date with a required certification.

His certification expired in March 2014.

The lapsed certification should have kept him from jumping that day, the investigation determined.

Marston - a member of SEAL Team 6 - died on Jan. 10, 2015


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