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Sailor from Bucks County dies during Navy training exercise

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 10, 2018 5:17 AM
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The MQ-8C Fire Scout sits on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), after making its first flight Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast. (Photo by Northrop Grumman) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)/

(Doylestown) -- A U.S. Navy sailor from Bucks County has been killed in a training exercise.

23-year-old Ensign Sarah Mitchell, of Feasterville, was injured during small boat training in the Red Sea Sunday.

She was taken to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan where she died at 12:45 p.m. local time.

The Navy has not released how Mitchell was injured.

The Pentagon says there was no foul play and Mitchell died in a "non hostile" environment.

She was assigned to the USS Jason Dunham at the time of her death. No other sailors were injured.

An investigation is ongoing.

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