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Navy IDs sailor killed in well-deck fall

Dec. 14, 2012 - 11:18AM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 - 11:18AM  |  
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A crewmember on amphibious transport dock Carter Hall fell into the ship's well deck and died Wednesday from his injuries, the Navy reported.

He was identified Friday as 19-year-old Seaman Darian Drouin of San Diego, The Associated Press reported.

"Following lifesaving efforts by the ship's emergency medical team, the sailor was evacuated via Navy helicopter to Pitt Memorial Trauma Center in Greenville, N.C. where he was pronounced dead," Expeditionary Strike Group 2 said in a Thursday press release.

Carter Hall, a ship in the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, is underway off the coast of North Carolina for training.

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