Military investigates deaths of Navy SEALs found unresponsive at bottom of Virginia Beach pool

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A second Navy SEAL has died from injuries sustained during physical fitness training Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Brett Allen Marihugh, 34, died Sunday, according to a news release from the Navy. Marihugh and SO1 (SEAL) Seth Lewis were discovered unresponsive at the bottom of the Combat Swimmer Training Facility pool. Both SEALS were transported to an area hospital. Lewis was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Seth Cody Lewis, left, and Brett Allen Marihugh. (PHOTO: U.S. Navy)

Seth Cody Lewis, left, and Brett Allen Marihugh. (PHOTO: U.S. Navy)

"We are all deeply saddened by Brett’s passing and would ask for your thoughts, prayers and support for the Marihugh and Lewis family, NSW community, and our friends and teammates at this time,” said Capt. Pete Vasely, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO. “Both of these fierce warriors were admired and highly respected among everyone who knew them. We will continue to investigate what happened. We owe it to the families and our teammates.”

Marihugh is from Livonia, Michigan. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999 to 2003 before joining the Navy in 2006. Lewis, 32, enlisted in the Navy in December 2006 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005. Lewis is from Queens, New York.

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