NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two members of a Navy dive unit are facing involuntary manslaughter and dereliction-of-duty charges in the drowning deaths of two divers at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore.
Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Missouri drowned February 26 while working at the Super Pond underwater weapons-testing facility. Their deaths came less than a month after that of civilian technician George Lazzaro at the same pond.
The unidentified defendants are due in military court at Naval Station Norfolk on Wednesday. Each is a part of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, of which Reyher and Harris were members.
The Navy hearing will determine whether the charges will be referred to a court-martial, dealt with administratively or dismissed.