Navy identifies SEAL candidate who died after Hell Week check

Seaman Kyle Mullen, a Navy SEAL candidate, died on Friday hours after he and his Fundamental Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class wrapped up Hell Week, in keeping with the Navy.

Mullen, 24, was from Manalapan, New Jersey and was assigned to Naval Particular Warfare Fundamental Coaching Command. He was taken to Sharp Coronado Hospital and died at 5:42 p.m., the service stated in a press release Sunday.

It’s unclear what prompted his dying, which is underneath investigation.

“We lengthen our deepest sympathies to Seaman Mullen’s household for his or her loss,” Rear Adm. H.W. Howard III, commander of Naval Particular Warfare Command, stated in a Navy information launch Sunday. “We’re extending each type of assist we are able to to the Mullen household and Kyle’s BUD/S classmates.”

One other Navy SEAL candidate was additionally hospitalized Friday following Hell Week, and is now in steady situation at Naval Medical Middle San Diego, the Navy stated Saturday. The service stated each sailors weren’t “actively coaching after they reported signs and had been transported to obtain emergency care.”

The Hell Week check contains primary underwater demolition, survival and different fight techniques, and the evaluation occasion is designed to pick candidates who will proceed coaching to change into Navy SEALs.