U.S. Navy officials say Seaman Darian A. Drouin, 19, of San Diego, Calif., died Dec.12 at Pitt Memorial Trauma Center, in Greenville, NC after suffering injuries from a fall aboard USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).
Following lifesaving efforts by the ship’s emergency medical team, Drouin was evacuated via Navy helicopter to the trauma center where he was pronounced dead.
No other Sailors were injured and an investigation is ongoing.
The ship remains underway with USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USS Bataan (LHD 5), conducting an Amphibious Group Sail training exercise.
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