Forney, from Walkersville, Maryland, was found by a fellow Midshipman. He was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. ET. He was 22.
A cause of death hasn’t been announced.
“Words cannot express our pain and sorrow,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement. “First and foremost, our deepest condolences to the Forney family. The Navy football brotherhood is not a team, we are a family. We are devastated to have lost one of our brothers. We all loved — and will always love — David. We pray for strength during this most difficult time.”