Coroner expected to rule Navy SEAL trainee's death 'drowning homicide' (VIDEO)

The San Diego coroner is expected to issue a report that calls the death of a Navy SEAL trainee a “drowning homicide.”

That’s not a finding of murder but it is a conclusion that James “Derek” Lovelace died not by accident, but “at the hands of others.”

Navy officials expect charges to be brought against at least one of the Navy SEALs supervising Lovelace’s training.

The 21-year-old Lovelace lost consciousness during a swimming drill on May 6 in Coronado, California.

Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids said at the time Lovelace was pulled out of a pool after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading water in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask. He was taken to a civilian hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Davids said.

[ CBS News ]

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