Investigation ensues in the skydiving death of Navy SEAL

Combat veteran Remington Peters was an elite Navy skydiver, having performed more than 900 jumps.
1:21 | 05/31/17

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We continue with other news this evening, the death of a Navy S.E.A.L. Here in New York City. New images of 29-year-old from Colorado. Killed in an air show show. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, new video of the moment the crowd realized some ING had gone horrifically wrong. Listen -- That one didn't open. All the way back there. Reporter: That's 27-year-old Navy seal, Remington Peters' parachute. Priority one fall, parachute down. His chute didn't open. Reporter: His chute failing to deploy, sending him plunging into the Hudson river. The U.S. Coast guard pulling him out, but he did not survive. One witness captured this haunting image of his empty parachute floating to the ground, landing in a parking lot. Peters was an elite Navy skydiver, two combat deployments, more than 900 jumps. He was performing with Navy parachute team, the leap frogs, during a fleet week demonstration. His family released a statement describing Peters' fierce loyalty to his friends, family, and his country. He lived life to the fullest, they say. And then there's this photo taken just one day before his death, helping a young fan to try on a parachute. Reporter: The investigation into just what caused Peters' parachute to fail is ongoing tonight. David.

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