Two locally-based Navy divers die conducting diving operations in Maryland

Two locally-sailors have died while conducting diving operations in Maryland on Tuesday.

According to Lt. Potter, the two sailors were a part of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two stationed at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story.

One diver was declared dead at the scene. The second was transported to a local medical facility where he was later pronounced dead.

The Navy has not released their names yet. Officials are now conducting an investigation.