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Navy says SEAL training in which seaman died operated with ‘unrecognized accumulation of risk’

The Navy has released its investigation on the death of a seaman who died during "Hell week" training in California.

The Navy on Thursday released its investigation into the death of a SEAL candidate who died after completing “Hell Week” training in California, concluding the program operated with a number of risks. 

The investigation into Seaman Kyle Mullen’s death found that Basic Underwater Demolition/Sea, Air, and Land (BUD/S) was “operating with a previously unrecognized accumulation of risk across multiple systems,” the Navy said. 

Seaman Kyle Mullen died in February 2022 at a San Diego area hospital after he and another SEAL trainee reported experiencing symptoms of an unknown illness.


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“I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to the Naval Education and Training Command investigation team for their insightful recommendations,” said Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command.

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