Navy SEAL dies of injuries sustained in training

A Navy SEAL died Tuesday from injuries sustained during training. (Photo: File, Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (CORRUGATED) – A member of the SEAL 8 team died following an incident during training.

Lt. Cmdr. Kara Handley of Naval Special Warfare Command confirmed the soldier died in a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday.

The person, whose name has not been released, was injured during training Saturday in Virginia Beach.

“Naval Special Warfare is committed to supporting the service member’s family and our Sailors who have lost a teammate during this difficult time,” Handley wrote in an email.

The Navy will not release his name until the day after notification to the next of kin. The Navy said it would release more information on Wednesday.

“Details of the tragic accident are currently under investigation and the findings will be made available in due course,” Handley said.

Seventeen Navy SEALs have died in training incidents since 2001, reports Business Insider. The workout, which the Navy says is “designed to push you to your physical and mental limits,” lasts at least two and a half years.

SEAL Team 8 geographically focuses on the Caribbean, Africa and the Mediterranean, according to Navy times.

Share this news on your Fb, Twitter and Whatsapp

File source

News Nation USA: Latest news headlines
USA Nation News || USA News || Science || Education || Sports || World

Comments are closed.