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Navy SEALs Die After Training Exercise in Pool: Report

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 02:15 PM

Two Navy SEALs, Brett Allen Marihugh and Seth Lewis, died after an accident Friday at a combat swimming training facility pool in Virginia.

The SEALs were found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, WAVY-TV reported.

“Both of these fierce warriors were admired and highly respected among everyone who knew them,” Capt. Pete Vasely, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, told the local station. “We will continue to investigate what happened. We owe it to the families and our teammates.”

Officials said the two were using the pool on their own time, according to the station.

Lewis, 32, of Queens, New York, died Friday, and Marihugh, 34, of Livonia, Michigan, died Sunday, the New York Post reported.

Lewis’ mother, 58-year-old Betty Rose Lewis, told the New York Daily News she didn’t have the details about what happened.

“He's just so full of life and love. A really good boy. I can't believe it's happened. I really can't believe it happened,” she said.

Both men served in the U.S. Marine Corps before enlisting in the Navy in 2006.

The facility has been shut down pending a review, according to the Detroit Free-Press.

Lewis served in Afghanistan and Iraq, earning medals including the Bronze Star with Combat Valor, Purple Heart, U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, and the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, the Free-Press said. He is survived by his wife Kristy.

Marihugh’s awards include the Bronze Star, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor. He is survived by his father, Michael Marihugh; mother, Sandra Murray; sisters Sheradyn and Meghan; and stepmother Zona.

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