CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A 21-year-old sailor died after falling from the USS Nimitz Friday night.
According to U.S. Naval Air Forces, the sailor fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators.
The USS Nimitz was in port at Naval Air Station North Island.
The 21-year-old suffered serious injuries from the fall and died Saturday morning, according to the Navy.
The name of the sailor hasn’t been released at this time and the nature of the accident is under investigation.
A sailor from USS Nimitz passed away early this morning from injuries sustained in an accident aboard ship last night. The sailor fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators in a down position. The accident is under investigation.
— flynavy (@flynavy) September 28, 2019