The Navy confirmed the death of SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen, 24, in a statement Sunday.
The statement noted that Mullen, of New Jersey, was not actively training at the time of his death.
The statement said his cause of death is still unknown.
The cadet passed away Friday after completing the first phase of training to become a SEAL, one of the nation’s most elite military units.
According to an official statement issued by Naval Special Warfare, the two cadets were taken to the hospital “hours after their Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class successfully completed Hell Week, part of the phase of the Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class,” first phase of the Navy SEAL selection and evaluation roadmap.
“One candidate died at Sharp Coronado Hospital in Coronado, California, on February 4. The other candidate is in stable condition at the San Diego Naval Medical Center.”
The statement added that the sailors were untrained when they reported the symptoms.
Hell Week is known for testing the limits of SEAL candidates, physically and mentally.
Practitioners must complete intense training while getting very little sleep.
The Navy says only about one in five pass the training.
There is no official figure for the number of people who died during SEAL training.
Back in 2016, intern Derek Lovelace drowned during an exercise in what was believed to be a Navy accident.
According to the records, Lovelace is the 5th trainee to pass out in the pool in 4 months.
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