Navy sailor dies after fall aboard carrier USS Nimitz near San Diego

Military officials say a Navy sailor died after a fall aboard an aircraft carrier at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California.

The Navy identified the sailor as Logistics Specialist Seaman Juan José Garcia-Herrera, 21, a native of Chicago. 

Garcia-Herrera fell from an aircraft elevator on the USS Nimitz late Friday. He died at a hospital early Saturday.

The Navy twitter feed, flynavy, says the accident is under investigation. 

Nimitz spokesman Ensign Bill Petkovski tells the Navy Times that the crew was making a port visit in San Diego following "routine operations" when the accident occurred.

The Nimitz left its Bremerton, Washington, homeport on Sept. 16 to conduct pre-deployment training off the California coast.