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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Kings Bay Sailors Died Days Apart From Overdose
2 US sailors die of apparent drug overdoses in same week at Submarine Base Kings Bay
By Michael Callahan, CNN
October 18, 2017
Washington (CNN)Two US sailors based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia have died of apparent drug overdoses in the last week, according to a US Navy public affairs officer.
Petty Officer First Class Brian Jerrell, a sailor assigned to the Trident Training Facility, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his off base residence on October 12, Navy Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler said. Four days later, Jerrell's roommate, Petty Officer Second Class Ty Bell, a sailor assigned to the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming was found dead of an apparent overdose as well, according to Self-Kyler. A Navy official said the overdoses were a result of cocaine, but cautioned there is a toxicology report pending.
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