Naval Special Warfare Command Announces Death of Sailor Following Injuries Sustained During Training

US Navy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A sailor assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit died Monday, May 9 at 12:35 p.m. EST, at a local hospital after sustaining injuries after a helicopter landing incident during joint training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on May 5.

The deceased Sailor’s immediate family has been notified, and their name is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete in accordance with Navy policy.

The cause of the incident and tragic loss of a teammate remains under investigation.

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