Navy SEAL Candidate Dies During Training

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 30-year-old Navy man has died after he collapsed while participating in physical training to become a SEAL.

Boatswain Mate 1st Class Rob Vetter died Sunday at a Coronado hospital. He had been on life support since he collapsed Feb. 19 while participating in a conditioning run, a Navy spokesman said Monday.

Vetter, a native of Dover, N.J., was in the second week of a demanding 30-week Naval Special Warfare training program for SEAL candidates. The death of the 12-year Navy veteran is being investigated.