The training injury occurred in Virginia Beach, and he was taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital, where he died, according to the command.
“Naval Special Warfare is committed to supporting the service member’s family and our Sailors who lost a teammate during this difficult time,” the command said in a statement.
Few other details on the training mishap were available Tuesday.
The accident is under investigation, and the command said that “findings will be made available at the appropriate time.”
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