Two members of the U.S. navy had been killed on Tuesday from accidents sustained throughout a “weather-related incident” on Yonah Mountain in northern Georgia, the Military mentioned in an announcement. Three others service members had been injured.
The Military mentioned that the deceased had been troopers with Fort Benning and The Maneuver Heart of Excellence. Their names weren’t launched and additional particulars concerning the incident weren’t obtainable.
The three injured service members had been handled by Military medics and brought to a hospital, the place they continue to be, the Military mentioned.
The Military typically conducts coaching on Yonah Mountain, which is about 90 miles northeast of Atlanta and about 170 miles northeast of Fort Benning.
Ty Vaughn, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service in Peachtree Metropolis, Ga., mentioned by cellphone that about 3 p.m. on Tuesday there was a extreme thunderstorm warning for an space close to Yonah Mountain. The storm produced sturdy winds that broken bushes close to the mountain, he added.
The deaths marked the second time in a month that service members had been killed on account of climate in Georgia. On July 20, one soldier was killed and 9 others had been injured in a lightning strike on the Fort Gordon Military base in Georgia. That episode occurred in a coaching space on the base and a time when sturdy thunderstorms had been within the space.
Christine Chung contributed reporting.
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