Navy IDs sailor who died aboard Norfolk-based USS Arlington

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Navy is investigating the death of a sailor aboard the Norfolk-based USS Arlington.

A Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman confirmed the sailor died on the ship Tuesday. 

Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman, identified the sailor as Lt. Kaylie Ludwig, of Illinois.

Ludwig was found unresponsive and pronounced deceased aboard the ship while it was in Rota, Spain for a regularly scheduled port visit. 

Raines said Ludwig was a Medical Corps officer who began her service in the Navy in 2013 and was assigned to the Arlington in July 2018.

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