(JustPatriots.com)- On Sunday, the body of an unresponsive sailor who was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was found on board the ship.
According to a statement released by the Navy, a sailor was found unconscious aboard a ship when it was docked at the Naval Air Station North Island in California.
22-year-old Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Darren Collins was found unresponsive, and the Navy Region Southwest Federal Fire Department later confirmed him dead.
According to the Navy, there were no indications that the sailor had committed suicide or that foul play had been involved in his death. The Navy said it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s passing.
Following an eight-month deployment, the USS Carl Vinson, the helmsman of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, arrived back in the California region on February 14, according to the Fleet Tracker that USNI News provides.
When a ramp contact happened to an F-35C Lightning II combat jet on January 24th, during the deployment, seven sailors were injured. After some time had passed, users of social media platforms uploaded still photographs and moving movies of the stealth aircraft crashing into the South China Sea.
Originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Collins joined the Navy in 2019 and was appointed to the Vinson in October of that same year.
Within a larger statement released by the Navy, the commanding officer of the USS Vinson, Captain P. Scott Miller, sent his deepest condolences to the Collins family-
“As shipmates, we are saddened by the unexpected passing of a talented young man. Our aid will continue to be made available to the Collins family as well as the crew of the Vinson. In addition to the tools we have on board, our Sailors are also receiving outstanding treatment from the providers of mental health services based at the base and in the surrounding community.”
As of Sunday, the Navy has not concluded its investigation into what caused the death, although no signs are pointing to suicide or any other suspicious activity.