Sailor in critical condition after falling down several decks aboard the USS Kearsarge

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 16:54:54-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A Sailor is in critical condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital  after an incident aboard the USS Kearsarge.

According to the Navy, the Sailor was working near a weapons elevator shaft when she fell down several decks.

She is a Seaman Recruit and joined the ship when it came back from deployment less than two months ago.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning.