Hawaii: Navy EOD officer dies in training accident


A Navy junior officer died Sunday while training with Marines at a base in Hawaii, the Navy announced Wednesday.

Lt. j.g. Aaron Fowler, 29, “became unresponsive during the training” aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, according to the Navy.

Fowler was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. At the time of his death, Fowler was in the third and final phase of the eight-week Marine Corps Reconnaissance Leaders Course, according to Marine Corps spokesman 1st Lt. Phillip Parker.

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Source: Navy Times