2 Navy divers drowned in test pond

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Maryland medical examiner’s office says two Navy divers who died in a test pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February accidentally drowned, the Associated Press is reporting.

According to the Associated Press, a spokesman said the agency isn’t authorized to release any other autopsy information about the three divers who perished earlier this year at the Army installation about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Mo., died Feb. 26. They were attached to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 based at Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

They were working at an underwater weapons-testing facility called the Super Pond.

Source: Associated Press