Second Navy midshipman dies in one month

Brigade reformation begins as U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen return to their dorm rooms in Bancroft Hall after completing summer training. Midshipmen will begin the academic school year Aug. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge /Released)

Another Navy midshipman has died at the US Naval Academy in Maryland, found unresponsive in Bancroft Hall.

The unnamed midshipman’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

According to the Navy Times, Cmdr. Alana Garas, an Academy spokesperson, declined to answer additional questions early Friday.

“The Naval Academy is supporting the midshipman’s family, friends, and loved ones during this time of grief,” the school said in a news release. “Counseling services and support are available to midshipmen, faculty, staff and coaches through chains of command, our chaplains, and the Midshipmen Development Center.”

Earlier this month, MIDN 3/C Duke Carrillo, a 21-year-old from Texas, died during a physical readiness test.

“My wife, Joanne, and I join the Brigade, staff and faculty in mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Midshipman Duke Carrillo,” Vice Adm. Sean Buck, the Naval Academy’s 63rd superintendent,, said at the time.“Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Carrillo family, and our extended Naval Academy family, during this extremely difficult time.”

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