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Former Tech student dies in Marine training accident

PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. -  A former Texas Tech student has died following a training accident at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Military officials announced Monday that Lt. Patrick Wayland, 24, of Midland, Texas, was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support late Saturday. A Marine flight student, Wayland went into cardiac arrest while swimming in flight gear during training at the base survival school pool on Aug. 1.

Wayland was a 2005 Midland High graduate and attended Texas Tech University before transferring to the Naval Academy.

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