Sailor Dies After Fall From U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz

A sailor from U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz passed away on Sept. 28 from injuries sustained in an accident aboard ship the day before.

The deceased was identified as Logistics Specialist Seaman Juan José Garcia-Herrera, 21, a native of Chicago.

According to the Navy, the sailor fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators in a down position. He was transported to the University of California, San Diego Regional Trauma Center by the emergency services but succumbed to the injuries on Saturday.

Thee accident is under investigation, according to a statement by the U.S. Naval Air Forces.

USS Nimitz was in port at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado at the time of the incident.

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