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US US Navy midshipman dies during physical readiness test

14:31  09 february  2020
14:31  09 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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The U . S . Navy announced the death of midshipman during readiness tests at the Naval academy on Saturday but has withheld further details, out of respect for the deceased's family. Published 52 mins ago. Midshipman dies during physical readiness test , Naval Academy says.

A midshipman died at the U . S . Naval Academy in Annapolis Saturday morning during a "semi-annual physical readiness test ," the academy said.

A U.S. Navy midshipman has died while undergoing the Navy’s semi-annual physical readiness test at the Naval Academy on Saturday.

a group of people in a dark cloudy sky: A U.S. Navy midshipman has died while undergoing the Navy’s semi-annual physical readiness test at the Naval Academy on Saturday.© Paul Souders/Getty Images A U.S. Navy midshipman has died while undergoing the Navy’s semi-annual physical readiness test at the Naval Academy on Saturday.

“The Brigade of Midshipman, staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death this afternoon,” the U.S. Naval Academy said in a statement posted to Facebook on Feb. 8. “Out of respect for the family’s privacy, the identity of the midshipman is being withheld for 24 hours after next of kin notification.”

The Naval Academy said that they are supporting the midshipman’s family, friends and loved ones during this period of grief.

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A Physical Readiness Test , also known as a Physical Fitness Assessment, or PFA, is conducted by the United States Navy to determine the physical fitness of their sailors. The Physical Fitness Assessment consists of a Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and a Physical Readiness Test

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“Grief counseling services and support are available to midshipmen, faculty and staff through chains of command, our chaplains, and the Midshipmen Development Center,” the Naval Academy said.

It is not currently known what the cause of the midshipman’s death was but investigations surrounding the circumstances are ongoing.

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