USA: Sailor Assigned to EODMU Dies Conducting At-Sea Operations


A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 embarked in the Canadian navy ship HMCS Summerside died while conducting diving operations off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 26.

The service member was transported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The service member’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

EODMU-12 was operating with HMCS Summerside in preparation for Bold Alligator 2012, an amphibious training exercise.

Naval Expeditionary Combat Command is conducting an investigation into the death of the Sailor.

Naval Today Staff , January 30, 2012