Body of Midshipman Recovered from Underwater Vehicle on Naval Academy Grounds
Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 06:56 PM EST
The body of a midshipman has been recovered from a vehicle found underwater on Naval Academy grounds, the US Naval Academy announced on Monday.
According to the academy, the automobile accident occurred on Sunday, February 16. The body was found underwater late Sunday night in College Creek near the seawall by an Anne Arundel County Fire Department Dive Team. The victim's family has been notified, but the identity is being withheld until 24 hours after the notification of next of kin.
The vehicle was recovered Monday morning and is being examined by NCIS and Naval Support Activity Annapolis Police as part of the ongoing investigation.
"The Naval Academy family is obviously heartbroken by this tragic loss," the Academy said in an emailed release. "Additional details will be released as they become available."