August 2, 2020

US ends search for 7 missing Marines, sailor, says presumed dead

Los Angeles (AFP) – The US military said Sunday it has called off a search for seven Marines and a sailor missing at sea for days, saying they were presumed dead.The military personnel were aboard an amphibious vehicle that sank Thursday in deep water off the coast of California during a training exercise.”It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Colonel Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.During the 40-hour search, Marine, Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, ships, and watercraft searched more than 1,000 square nauti…

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