2 US sailors die of apparent drug overdoses in same week at Submarine Base Kings Bay


Two US sailors based at Naval Abysmal Abject Kings Bay in Georgia accept died of credible biologic overdoses in the aftermost week, according to a US Navy accessible diplomacy officer.Petty Administrator First Class Brian Jerrell, a sailor assigned to the Trident Training Facility, was begin asleep of an credible biologic balance in his off abject abode on October 12, Navy Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler said.Four canicule later, Jerrell s roommate, Petty Administrator Second Class Ty Bell, a sailor assigned to the Ohio-class ballistic missile abysmal USS Wyoming was begin asleep of an credible balance as well, according to Self-Kyler. A Navy official said the overdoses were a aftereffect of cocaine, but cautioned there is a toxicology address pending.Kingsland Police Department is investigating the incident, with abutment by the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Tragically, we accept absent two sailors in beneath than a anniversary to credible biologic overdose, Self-Kyler said. The abysmal force and Kings Bay administration are demography these contest seriously and accept ordered a urinalysis ambit of all Kings Bay commands for opportunities to access assorted atom checks (i.e. accretion abundance of urinalysis testing, command-wide assemblage sweeps, shipboard bloom and abundance inspections). Commanders accept been accustomed bright advice on biologic affairs beheading and added that all bounded commanders will authority all hands calls with their crews on the affair afterward the deaths.

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