UPDATE: Two Dead after Incident at APG Pond

The victims were Navy divers, said Aberdeen Proving Ground officials.

UPDATE (10 p.m.)—Two divers from the U.S. Navy died Tuesday as the result of an incident at a pond on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), according to officials.

The APG Emergency Services team was called to an "incident" at the unexploded ordnance range pond, a statement from APG reported; officials did not elaborate on the nature of the incident.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, said officials.

The second victim was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead, said APG spokesperson Kelly Luster.

Identities of the victims are not being released; it is the policy of the Navy to wait 24 hours before making this information public.

Approximately one month ago, a man died while diving in the APG "super pond." He was an Aberdeen Proving Ground diver from Nottingham.

See Also:

  • Officials Identify Diver Who Died in Super Pond
  • Body Recovered from Aberdeen Proving Ground Pond
Leonard February 28, 2013 at 01:28 AM
This is crazy I was only told about one diver who lost their life. Wow this is heart breaking. A person goes to work like any other day and it is the last day of their life.
Lisa February 28, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Amen N/A. The leadership at APG is very proactive with Safety and taking care of their personnel. Incidents ARE investigated and nothing is "covered up"… seriously there are over 16K people on the installation – that would be a pretty wide spread conspiracy with the way people talk. The folks at APG have suffered a huge loss these last weeks and continue to deal with it every day. No conclusions have been determined and focus needs to be on the families at this time not unfounded thoughts and theory!
Steve March 01, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Military Facilities for the most part are exempt from OSHA regs and investigations.
Lisa March 02, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Not sure where you got your "misinformation" from but ALL accidents are investigated by the appropriate agency as is this one.
Lisa March 02, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Thanks for the common sense post, Ed. It appears to be lacking in most "opinions" on here.


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