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WI sailor dies in diving accident in Guam


KIEL (WKOW) -- A U.S. Navy sailor from Kiel died in a diving accident in Guam.

The Navy says 22-year-old Diver 3rd Class Robert Dotzler of Kiel was found unconscious Wednesday while taking part in diving operations on U.S. Naval Base Guam.

Dotzler was assigned to the USS Frank Cable, a submarine tender.

Navytimes.com says Dotzler was not diving, but observing other drivers in a role that was more like snorkeling. When the other divers surfaced, they noticed Dotzler was missing and found him at the bottom of the harbor.

Dotzler was pulled from the water unconscious and later pronounced dead at Guam's Naval Hospital.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Navy is conducting an investigation.



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