Five sailors from the Naval Special Warfare unit were injured during a routine training operation on Friday when their boat hit the Zuniga Point jetty in San Diego. Although the injuries were non-life-threatening, all five sailors were taken to local hospitals, with three of them having already been released.
- The incident happened at around 1:50 a.m. during a routine training operation involving a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB).
- A spokesperson from the Naval Special Warfare Command, Cmdr. Ben Tisdale, confirmed the sailors were part of a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, but declined to provide specifics about their unit.
- An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
- The Zuniga Point jetty where the mishap occurred is located south off the southwestern edge of Naval Air Station North Island outside San Diego.
- The injured sailors were treated at local hospitals and three of them have already been released.