Update: The Navy has identified the SEAL killed Friday as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Seth Cody Lewis. Lewis enlisted in the Navy in December 2006 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 – 2005. The 32-year-old is from Queens, N.Y.
Virginia Beach, Va. – One Navy SEAL has died and another has been critically injured during a training accident at JEB Little Creek Fort-Story on Friday.
Both sailors were assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Two and were at the Combat Swimmer Training Facility in Virginia Beach. The pool there is used to conduct physical fitness training.
The sailors were discovered unresponsive at the bottom of the swimming pool and were taken to civilian medical facilities.
One was pronounced dead and the other is in critical condition.
Officials released the following statement about the incident:
“This tragic loss is very unfortunate and our thoughts and our prayers are with the families, friends and Teammates during this very difficult time,” said Capt. Pete Vasely, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO. “An investigation into the incident is ongoing.”
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