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Navy Sailor Found Dead on USS Carl Vinson

The sailor's mysterious death occurred while the aircraft carrier was docked

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A sailor was found dead on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier while docked at Naval Air Station North Island Sunday.

Officials identified the sailor as 22-year-old Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Darren Collins.

No indications of suicide or foul play were found at the incident, Lt. commander Christina M. Gibson said. The Navy has been investigating the circumstances of the death.

The Navy Region Southwest Federal Fire Department responded to the incident, declaring the sailor deceased.

As is Department of Defense policy, the deceased sailor's identity will not be released until 24 hours after the primary next of kin has been notified, said Gibson.

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