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Navy identifies 2 divers, one Ohioan who died at Md. Army site

8:29 PM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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BALTIMORE -- The Navy has identified two sailors who perished during routine diving operations at a test pond at an Army site in Maryland.

Officials said Wednesday that 28-year-old Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Mo., died Tuesday at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in western Maryland.

Harris and Reyher were assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.

The sailors died during operations at Aberdeen's Underwater Test Facility, dubbed "Super Pond." It is used to conduct shock testing of vessels, submarine systems and munitions. The incident is under investigation.

Associated Press

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