Sailor Dies After Fall from USS George Washington

Story Number: NNS120715-01Release Date: 7/15/2012 8:09:00 AM
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From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

HONG KONG (NNS) -- A Sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) died after falling overboard onto an adjacent services barge at 6:43 p.m., July 14, while the ship is at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor.

The ship's emergency medical response team immediately arrived at the scene and administered first-aid with no response.

The Sailor was taken to the ship's Medical department and was declared deceased.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

Per DoD regulation, the name of the Sailor is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

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