VT alum dies in U.S. Navy training exercise


    Ensign Sarah Mitchel (U.S. Navy)

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A U.S. Navy Sailor that died during training exercise has been identified at a Virginia Tech alumnus.

    According to the U.S. Navy, Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, was assigned to the USS Jason Dunham.

    Mitchell died from injuries she sustained while conducting a small boat training July 8.

    Officials say she was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan where she was pronounced dead.

    The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Commandant identified Mitchell as a member of the Class of 2017.


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