USS Farragut Sailor Dies from Hotel Balcony Fall

A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99) died Saturday, May 16, after falling from a hotel balcony while on liberty in Manama, Bahrain.

The death occurred at 8:00 p.m. (GMT).

Bahrain authorities and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the scene where the Sailor was pronounced dead.

The Navy is cooperating with Bahraini authorities and investigating the death.

USS Farragut is in Bahrain for a routine port visit. The ship is part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group currently deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

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