Base emergency services personnel arrived to the area, in order to transport the victim at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. However, he was pronounced deceased shortly after.

After notifying his family, the U.S. Navy informed that the deceased was a chief culinary specialist aboard Dunham. An NCIS investigation into the circumstances of the accident has already.

In a statement on the fatal accident, the US Navy said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Chief Petty Officer Adam M. Foti