Navy Seal Candidate Dies After “Hell Week”

A Navy SEAL candidate died on Friday, and another candidate was admitted to San Diego at the end of a period known as Hellweek, a period of intense military training. NBC News reports.

News promotion: The candidate was taken to the hospital on Friday. “A few hours after their basic underwater dismantling seal (BUD / S) class successfully completed the hell week, which is part of the first phase of the Navy seal’s evaluation and selection path,” the Navy Special Warfare command was NBC. Statement by.

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  • “One candidate died at Sharp Coronado Hospital in Coronado, California on February 4, and another candidate is in a stable condition at the San Diego Navy Medical Center,” the statement said.

  • According to the Naval Special Warfare command, the death was under investigation and did not immediately respond to Axios’ request for comment.

Big picture: Hellweek, which takes place early in the training process, is said to be the “decisive event” of SEALS training. Navy SEALs website.

  • According to the site, “Hell Week consists of five and a half days of cold, wet, cruel and difficult operation training with less than four hours of sleep.”

  • About 25% of SEALS candidates go through Hell Week each year.

  • As many as 17 SEALs who passed the course died in training accidents in the last 20 years, NBC News reports.

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