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Navy SEAL trainee dies during basic training

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Navy SEAL trainee dies during basic training
    Published May 10, 2016
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    In this undated photo released by the Naval Special Warfare Center shows Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace. (Naval Special Warfare Center via AP)

    SAN DIEGO – A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, California, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday.

    Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace was pulled out of the pool Friday after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask, Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids said.

    Lovelace lost consciousness after being pulled out of the pool and was taken to a civilian hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Davids said. The death was first reported by NBC News and The Virginian-Pilot.

    He was in his first week of training as a SEAL trainee after joining the Navy about six months ago, Davids said.

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  2. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Calling BUD/S "basic training" is a stretch.
     
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  3. Fuzzywuzzy

    Fuzzywuzzy MassCops Member

    Really. If Navy basic training was as tough as BUD/S we would have the smallest navy on earth.
     
  4. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    Tragic...RIP
     

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