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Navy SEAL from Cavalier dies in kayaking accident

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A Navy SEAL originally from Cavalier, N.D., died in a kayaking accident off the Virginia coast this week. Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Grube was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday and taken to a hospital where he ...

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Navy SEAL originally from Cavalier, N.D., died in a kayaking accident off the Virginia coast this week.

Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Grube was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday and taken to a hospital where he died from injuries, according to the The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

“Our deepest condolences go out the sailor's family as we work to ensure that they have the support they need in this difficult time,” the Navy said in a statement.

The Coast Guard was notified at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday of a capsized kayak in Cherrystone Inlet, about 2 miles west of Cape Charles, Va., according to a press release. A 45-foot response boat crew and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter were sent to the scene. Grube was located at about 11 a.m. after spending about two hours in the water.

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Grube graduated from Cavalier High School in 2000 and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Dakota before joining the Navy.

A GoFundMe.com page established by Grube’s family was launched Wednesday to raise funds for Grube’s wife and three children. It had nearly $19,000 as of Thursday evening.

The GoFundMe page can be found at: www.gofundme.com/devongrube .

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