Death – Navy SEAL training accident

Death – Obituary

A Navy SEAL died Tuesday following injuries sustained during training. (Photo: File, Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A service member assigned to SEAL Team 8 has died following an incident during training.

Lt. Cmdr. Kara Handley with Naval Special Warfare Command confirmed the service member died Tuesday at a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

The person, whose name has not been released, was injured during training on Saturday in Virginia Beach.

“Naval Special Warfare is committed to supporting the service member’s family and our sailors who lost a teammate during this difficult time,” Handley wrote in an email.

The Navy will not release their name until the day after the next of kin is notified. The Navy said it would release more information on Wednesday.

“The details of the tragic accident are currently under investigation and findings will be made available at the appropriate time,” Handley said.

Seventeen Navy SEALs have died in training incidents since 2001, reports Business Insider. Training, which the Navy says is “designed to push you to your physical and mental limits,” lasts at least two and a half years.

SEAL Team 8’s geographic focus is the Caribbean, Africa and the Mediterranean, according to Navy Times.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.