Navy Football Player Midshipman David Forney Found Dead Thursday In Bancroft Hall

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ANNAPOLIS, MD. (THECOUNT) — U.S. Navy football player, Midshipman 1st Class, David Forney, was found dead Thursday at the Annapolis, Maryland Naval Academy.

Forney, 22, of Walkersville, Maryland, was found unresponsive in his room in Bancroft Hall on Thursday by fellow midshipman.


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A CPR-certified midshipman attempted to resuscitate Forney before he was transported to the nearby Anne Arundel County Medical Center, reports Military.

“Words cannot express our pain and sorrow,” Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement. “First and foremost, our deepest condolences to the Forney family. The Navy Football Brotherhood is not a team, we are a family. We are devastated to have lost one of our brothers. We all loved — and will always love — David. We pray for strength during this most difficult time.”

Forney, a member of the 9th Company, was set to become a naval officer in May. The political science major was assigned to commission as a cryptologic warfare officer.

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, is on Chesapeake Bay. Its historic district includes 18th-century brick houses and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. On Church Circle, the Romanesque-style St. Anne’s Episcopal Church has Tiffany glass windows and a historic cemetery. The sprawling waterfront grounds of the United States Naval Academy feature beaux arts architecture, monuments and a naval history museum – wikipedia.

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