This week, U.S. Army personnel mourn the death of a Special Forces soldier who reportedly drowned on Tuesday during a combat dive training in Key West, Florida.
According to the Army Times, the dead soldier was not immediately identified, but was a sergeant who belonged to the 10th Special Forces Group.
“Sergeant Staff was a student of the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course and participated in a pool conditioning exercise that emphasized the student’s cardiopulmonary, respiratory and muscular endurance,” the press said.
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“During the training event, the soldier was submerged and did not resurface. The executive immediately entered the pool and noticed that he was unresponsive,” the release continued. “The Dive Medical Officer tried to revive him, and he was taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center Emergency Room, where he was sentenced to death after complete medical intervention.”
According to The Times, this course is “one of the most physically demanding courses in the Army” and has a “strict safety protocol.”
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Death occurred at the Army’s Special Forces Underwater Operations School, where military personnel were trained to qualify as combat divers, the report said.
The school is located at Keywest Naval Air Base and is part of the John F. Kennedy Special War Center and School (SWCS), The Times reports.
Special Forces Soldier Drowned During Training in Key West, Florida: Report
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