Female Mid's death probed

May 06, 2008|By Josh Mitchell

A female midshipman was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon after being found unconscious in her dormitory room at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, college officials said.

Roommates found the first-year midshipman unconscious and not breathing in her bed in the academy's Bancroft Hall in the late morning. She was pronounced dead at 12:46 p.m. at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The academy did not immediately release the student's name, pending notification of next of kin, or provide a cause of death.

"The circumstances surrounding the cause of death are under review, however, foul play is not suspected," the academy said in a news release.

Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, the academy's superintendent, issued the following statement: "The Naval Academy is deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to this midshipman's family."

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