Ronald Tyler Woodle, Navy SEAL Dies During Dive Training
Ronald Tyler Woodle was training as a Navy SEAL to be sent overseas and was undergoing intensive dive training at Truman Annex Harbor in Key West on Monday when the 26-year-old was reported missing by his dive teammate.
He was found unconscious in the water and although CPR was administered and he was transported to hospital, he was pronounced dead. According to the Miami Herald, the cause of death is not known at this time.
``We will really go through the autopsy thoroughly, the gear thoroughly and interview everyone who was there to find out what exactly happened and why this unfortunate tragedy happened,'' said Chief Petty Officer Stan Travioli, spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Group 2.
Navy SEAL dive training deaths are very rare according to the Herald, due to the experience the trainees already have collected and the requirement that they have to be in top physical condition and good health. They also use equipment that eliminates bubbles but it is not known if Woodle was training with this equipment of more conventional diving gear.
Eric Shellenberger, 36, drowned in May last year while training to be a SEAL, as he had trouble while he was underwater.