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Naval Academy Midshipman found unresponsive while on leave from Academy

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 17:21:00-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy has announced the death of a midshipman on leave.

Officials say Midshipman Michael Myles James, 22 was found unresponsive on June 23 while on leave from the U.S. Naval Academy.

The cause of death is being investigated and foul play is not suspected.

“We are incredibly saddened by the death of Midshipman Myles James,” said Vice Adm. Sean Buck, 63rd Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy. “My wife, Joanne, and I, on behalf of our Naval Academy family here in Annapolis including the many midshipmen, faculty, and staff who had formed close bonds with James, offer our deepest condolences to his family.”

Funeral arrangements are pending, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.