Local Sailor Killed on Carrier IDd

Electrician's Mate Chief John G. Conyers died in an electrical accident aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010  |  Updated 8:14 AM PDT
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Local Sailor Killed on Carrier IDd

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The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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The Navy says a 36-year-old sailor from San Diego was killed in an electrical accident aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

In a statement released Saturday, the Navy says Electrician's Mate Chief John G. Conyers suffered severe electrical shock while conducting routine work as the ship underwent repairs at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego Bay.

Conyers was taken by ambulance to Sharp Coronado Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Friday afternoon.

The statement says Conyers was an 11-year Navy veteran and is survived by a wife and daughter.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.



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