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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