Navy SEAL candidate dies during ‘Hell Week’ — Analysis

A Navy SEAL candidate died on Friday whereas a second was hospitalized after each accomplished a week-long army coaching section dubbed “Hell Week,” as a result of its harsh workout routines.

The Navy printed a press release on Sunday, asserting that 24-year-old Navy SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen had died at a California hospital after coaching. One other candidate was injured and is claimed to be in a “secure situation” on the Naval Medical Heart in San Diego.

In accordance with the Naval Particular Warfare assertion, the 2 sailors had been taken to hospital “a number of hours after their Primary Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class efficiently accomplished Hell Week, a part of the primary section of the Navy SEAL evaluation and choice pathway.”

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It’s understood that neither the deceased nor the injured candidate had been actively coaching on the time they complained about signs and had been taken to hospital. The precise reason behind the person’s loss of life stays unclear and is at the moment below investigation.

“We prolong our deepest sympathies to Seaman Mullen’s household for his or her loss… We are extending each type of help we will to the Mullen household and Kyle’s… classmates,” acknowledged Rear Admiral H.W. Howard III, commander of Naval Particular Warfare Command, as quoted by CNN.

Throughout the BUD/S five-day-long coaching stage, often known as “Hell Week,” particular pressure candidates participate in intense workout routines, whereas being largely disadvantaged of sleep and vitamin. In accordance with the US media, deaths and accidents throughout this section of coaching have occurred earlier than, though the precise variety of fatalities stays unclear.

In accordance with NBC Information, which initially reported the case, as many as 17 Navy SEALs who participated in “Hell Week” have died as a result of coaching accidents previously 20 years. The Navy itself estimates that solely about one in 5 candidates efficiently passes the course, which seems between 200 and 250 SEALs every year.

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