An Illinois Navy sailor dies Saturday after falling from a carrier while he was moored while visiting a port in California, according to military personnel.
The Navy identifies the sailor on Twitter as a logistics specialist, sailor Juan Jose Garcia-Erera, 21, of Chicago origin. Garcia-Herrera fell from one of the lifted lifts of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier late Friday and died in hospital early Saturday.
The warship was at the port of the North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California, at the time of the incident.
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Nimitz spokesman, Ensign Bill Petkovsky, Ensign Bill Petkovsky, routine operations "while conducting pre-deployment training off the coast of California.  Logistics specialist sailor Juan Jose Garcia-Erera, 21, died after the fall of the USS Nimitz on Friday. "/>