NC-Based Marine Dies On Trip Won On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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HAMPSTEAD, N.C. -- A North Carolina-based Marine died during a trip won on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

According to WITN-TV, Gunnery Sgt. Brandon McGraw and his wife took their prize trip over the weekend to Australia. 

They went skydiving. 

CNN says while the parachute opened, McGraw crashed. Paramedics found him in cardiac arrest. 

He died.

WITN spoke with officials at Camp Lejeune who said McGraw was a well-trained free fall parachutist and was assigned to Company G, 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion. 

Reports from Australian media indicate authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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