Massive Search Underway Off California for 8 Missing UNITED STATE Marines from Amphibious Vehicle
July 31 (Reuters)– A substantial sea as well as air search was in progress on Friday for 8 missing out on UNITED STATE Marines off the Southern California shore after a training incident on Thursday additionally led to one Marine dead as well as 2 others hurt, the Marine Corps stated in a declaration.
Fifteen Marines as well as one Navy seafarer were aboard an attack aquatic automobile that started handling water around 5:45 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday (0045 GMT Friday), the declaration stated.
One Marine was noticable dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, as well as 2 others were required to healthcare facilities where one was noted terminally ill as well as the various other in secure problem, the declaration stated.
A UNITED STATE Navy destroyer as well as a Coast Guard cutter browsed mixed-up while 3 Navy helicopters as well as a Coast Guard helicopter browsed above, along with a number of little Navy watercrafts, the declaration stated.
All the Marines entailed were appointed to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is based at Camp Pendleton, the biggest Marine base upon the West Coast of the United States, in between Orange as well as San Diego regions.
Marines frequently method coastline attacks there making use of the aquatic army transportation cars.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. I ask that you keep our Marines, sailors and their families in your prayers as we continue our search,” Colonel Christopher Bronzi, regulating police officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stated on Twitter.
The event happened throughout what the Marine Corps called a regular training workout nearSan Clemente Island (Reporting by Ismail Shakil as well as Daniel Trotta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne as well as Marguerita Choy)
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