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Sailor dies in Bahrain after fall from balcony

An E-3 assigned to the destroyer Farragut died Saturday night after falling from the balcony of a Bahrain hotel room while on liberty during a port visit.

The sailor fell from the balcony in Manama at around 11 p.m. local time. and Early reports indicate he died of head trauma, according to a report obtained by Navy Times.

Bahrain authorities and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded and pronounced the sailor , whose name has not been released, dead at the scene. The sailor's name has not been released.

The death is under investigation by NCIS and Bahrain authorities, according to a Navy release.

The Mayport, Fla.-based Farragut is deployed with the Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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