NBC News: Navy SEAL Trainee's Drowning Death Ruled a 'Homicide'
A Navy SEAL trainee drowned after being repeatedly "dunked" underwater by an instructor, according to a San Diego medical examiner's report released Wednesday that labels the death a homicide.
"Although the manner of death could be considered by some as an accident, especially given that the decedent was in a rigorous training program that was meant to simulate an 'adverse' environment, it is our opinion that the actions, and inactions, of the instructors and other individuals involved were excessive and directly contributed to the death, and the manner of death is best classified as homicide," the pathologist wrote.
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Update #1: Grueling Navy SEAL training defended, questioned after death (AP)
Update #2: HOMICIDE: Navy SEAL Trainee Dies After Instructor Repeatedly Plunges Him Underwater, Coroner Says (Daily Caller)
WNU Editor: Some are now wondering if there will be a change in the US Navy SEAL training program .... Will recent deaths tame Navy SEAL training? (CSM). But I doubt it.