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SEAL trainee dies during basic training

In this undated photo released by the Naval Special Warfare Center shows Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace. Lovelace, a 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, Calif., a Navy spokesman said Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Lovelace was pulled out of the pool Friday after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask, Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids said. (Naval Special Warfare Center via AP)

In this undated photo released by the Naval Special Warfare Center shows Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace. Lovelace, a 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, Calif., a Navy spokesman said Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Lovelace was pulled out of the pool Friday after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask, Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids said. (Naval Special Warfare Center via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee has died during a basic training exercise in Coronado, California.

Seaman James "Derek" Lovelace died Friday, according to a death announcement from Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in his home town of Crestview, Florida.

Navy officials did not immediately return calls inquiring about the death that was first reported by NBC News and The Virginian-Pilot.

Naval Special Warfare Center spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids told the Navy Times that Lovelace was treading in a pool wearing a camouflage uniform and a dive mask when the instructor noticed he was struggling and pulled him out of the pool.

Davids says he was taken to a civilian hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The death comes only a week after a Coronado-based SEAL was killed in Iraq.