SEAL candidate injured in study-session slapping incident
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SAN DIEGO — The Navy is investigating a slapping incident near San Diego that left a SEAL candidate in a coma.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the candidate was injured on Oct. 12 during a study session at the Naval Special Warfare training complex in Coronado.
The paper says as an incentive to answer questions correctly, the sailor and a friend had agreed to slap whichever one got an answer wrong.
One candidate was slapped and fell to the floor, striking his head. Surgeons placed him in a medically-induced coma.
SEAL spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids says the sailor is now in good condition and is recovering.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and members of the warfare