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Subcontractor Security Employee Drowns in Boating Accident at Kitsap Naval Base, Bangor, WA

William Smith, 50, of Bangor, WA, drowned in a boating accident at Kitsap Naval Base in Bangor, WA on December 11, 2014. Smith worked on base for the subcontractor Homeland Security Solutions (HSSI), a professional training, technology, and services company supporting security needs. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause and circumstances of Smith’s death. Mike McGuire, HSSI’s program manager, could not provide details until investigations by his firm and the Navy are complete. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the cause of death was saltwater drowning.