The deceased Sailor's name is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete in accordance with Navy policy. The names of the injured are being withheld in accordance with policy.
The deceased Sailor was pronounced dead on the scene and transported to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Four additional Sailors were transported for care to regional hospitals. Two Sailors are in critical condition and two Sailors are in stable condition. The Sailors are all assigned to West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the incident that resulted in the tragic loss of a teammate.
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