Navy IDs Kings Bay sailor, 26, who died of COVID complications

A 26-year-old sailor assigned to the USS Tennessee in Kings Bay died Thursday due to complications after contracting COVID-19, according to the U.S. Navy.

The Navy later identified the sailor as Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Andrew-Godfredson Myers, an Information Systems Technician from Washington.

According to a news release from the Navy, Myers was admitted to the hospital at NAS Jacksonville on Jan. 30 and was transferred to ICU at UF Health Jacksonville on Jan. 31.

He died in the ICU.

Myers had been placed on Restriction of Movement Jan. 18 as a precaution after close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy said. Sailors who may have been in contact with Myers have been notified already and have taken the appropriate precautions.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family, shipmates and friends of Petty Officer Myers during this extremely difficult time,” the Navy wrote in a news release.

The Navy said USS Tennessee crewmembers are supported by chaplains, embedded mental health specialists, and Fleet and Family Support Center counselors at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.