Navy midshipman from Hampstead dies after skateboard accident – StarNewsOnline.com
Academy officials said 20-year-old Hans Loewen died Saturday while in a coma at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with his family by his side.
Loewen was injured in a skateboarding accident March 22 while on a camping trip with other midshipmen at Assateague State Park. He was treated at the scene and then taken to the Baltimore trauma center.
In a statement, Naval Academy Superintendent Michael Miller said Loewen was a vibrant midshipman who lived life to the fullest.
Loewen was a midshipman third class and oceanography major at the academy. He was involved with the academy’s adventure racing team, rock climbing club and the American Nuclear Society.
- Associated Press
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