A 21-year-old airman from Livermore, California, died July 7 while attending the Air Force’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training, Air Education and Training Command said Tuesday.

Airman 1st Class Kenneth Sturgill of Livermore, California, was found unresponsive by SERE instructors during what AETC called a routine safety check. Military and civilian medical personnel were unable to revive him. AETC said in a release that Sturgill died on his 18th of 19 days at the SERE Selection School at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis in Texas.

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