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Georgia sailor dies during Dubai port visit

COLUMBUS -- A Navy sailor from Columbus has died in Dubai.

The Department of Defense said Petty Officer First Class Paris S. Pough died Friday during a port visit to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. Officials did not release the cause of death.

The 40-year-old Pough was assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, which is based in San Diego. According to the ship's Facebook page, Pough, a hull technician, died as a result of a noncombat-related incident in the port city.

The Defense Department lists Pough as being from Columbus, but he has an address listed in Kingsland in South Georgia.

A woman who answered the phone at that number said he has four children, ages 12 to 1. She declined comment.