Fort Campbell soldier killed from accidental electrocution

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say an Army Special Forces soldier died from cardiac arrest due to an apparent accidental electrocution while deployed to Iraq.

The non-combat death of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth last Wednesday in Baghdad is under investigation.

Maseth was a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team weapons sergeant assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell.

The 24-year-old soldier from Pittsburgh was serving his second deployment to Iraq after enlisting in June 2001.

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