Paratrooper dies in accident near Nitzanim beach

An IDF soldier from an elite unit was killed Thursday in a parachute training accident south of Ashdod. The soldier, from an elite Paratrooper unit, jumped from an IDF plane together with other soldiers. When his parachute opened however it got entangled with the parachute of another soldier. Both soldiers cut their parachutes and while one succeeded in opening his reserve, the other soldier did not and fell to the ground. Magen David Adom medics pronounced his death at the scene.