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SEAL Trainee Dies During Training

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May 11, 2016
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Prospective SEAL Dies During Training

Navy SEAL trainee, Seaman James Derek Lovelace, passed away Friday during a training exercise. He and his battle buddy had been doing pool familiarization when instructors noticed he was having trouble.[caption id="attachment_4338" align="alignnone" width="300"]


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Lovelace and his cohort from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training Class 319 were doing a pool familiarization exercise in their first week of training, Davids said, treading water in camouflage uniforms and dive masks."In the training pool during the evolution, safety observers saw he was having difficulty," he said.The instructors pulled him to the edge of the pool, where he lost consciousness. They called 911 and attempted to resuscitate him on-scene, but he was taken by emergency medical services to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Military training of any sort is certainly dangerous, especially when personnel are learning new skills never practiced in the civilian world. Our condolences go out to Seamen Lovelace's family and friends.Show your support for our fallen brother and let us know what you think in the comments section and on our social media.

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