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Fort Campbell soldier dies during diver training exercise

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 12:26 PM EDT
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The Army says officials are investigating the death of a Fort Campbell soldier during a diver training exercise.

Fort Campbell said in a statement that the soldier died Tuesday during the exercise at the Joe Swing Park Reservoir on the sprawling Army post along the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The soldier went into the water while training and didn’t resurface.

Officials say a search began immediately with crews from multiple agencies including Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

A body was recovered on Wednesday. Officials say no further information will be released until the soldier’s next-of-kin is notified.

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