[Watch] Second Navy SEAL Dies Following a ‘Training Accident’

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The Navy reported that a second SEAL has died following a training accident in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia. Lt. David Lloyd tells media outlets that Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh of Livonia, Michigan, died Sunday.

The 34-year-old Marihugh and 32-year-old Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Seth Cody from Lewis of Queens, New York, were found unresponsive on Friday at the bottom of the Combat Swimming Training Facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Lewis died Friday.

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Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh (left) of Livonia, Michigan, died Sunday after he and 32-year-old Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis (right) 

Daily Mail reported that while an investigation of the incident is continuing, Navy spokesman Lieutenant David Lloyd told Reuters Friday, ‘They were working out in the pool…They were swimming. It was not dive training.’

Marihugh and Lewis both served in the U.S. Marine Corps before they enlisted in the Navy.

‘We are all deeply saddened by Brett’s passing and would ask for your thoughts, prayers and support for the Marihugh and Lewis family, NSW community, and our friends and teammates at this time,’ said Capt. Pete Vasely, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, said in a release

Marihugh and Lewis both served in the U.S. Marine Corps before they enlisted in the Navy.

Read the full story at Daily Mail

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