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Sailor Dies on Nuclear Submarine Off of Oahu

A sailor has died aboard the nuclear-powered Navy submarine USS Nebraska off the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Few details were released on the death, which occurred Saturday and was described as accidental in a Navy news release Sunday night.

Lt. Kyle A. Raines said in an interview the crew member was mortally injured while the sub was beneath the surface of the ocean. He was given emergency medical treatment on board the sub and was placed on a medical helicopter. but Raines says he died before reaching a hospital.

Raines says there was no indication that a mechanical problem or malfunction was involved, nor was anyone else injured.

The 560-foot Nebraska, one of the Trident submarines that can carry nuclear missiles, is based at Bangor on Hood Canal.

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