Virginia Beach sailor dies after physical fitness test

Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 09:26:02-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A Sailor assigned to Training Support Center Hampton Roads died Saturday Sept. 26, after being taken off life support by his family.

The Sailor was hospitalized Thursday morning after participating in a physical fitness test. CPR was immediately administered to the Sailor on scene, and he was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital where he received follow-on treatment.

The Sailor’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family,” said Capt. Brent Kyler, commanding officer, Training Support Center. “His loss is felt by our entire community.”

An investigation by the Navy and Naval Criminal Investigative Service to determine what happened is ongoing.