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US Ends Search For 7 Missing Marines, Sailor, Says Presumed Dead

The search operation now shifts to 1 geared toward discovering the our bodies of the lacking members: Official

Los Angeles:

The US army stated Sunday it has known as off a seek for seven Marines and a sailor lacking at sea for days, saying they have been presumed lifeless.

The army personnel have been aboard an amphibious car that sank Thursday in deep water off the coast of California throughout a coaching train.

“It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” stated 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 greater than 1,000 sq. nautical miles, the marines stated in a press release.

A complete of 16 service members have been on the amphibious car — till now eight have been rescued however one later died, and two others are in important situation.

The search and rescue operation now shifts to 1 geared toward discovering the our bodies of the lacking service members, Bronzi stated.

The accident befell throughout routine coaching by the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit within the space of San Clemente Island, within the Pacific Ocean about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of San Diego.

The vessel, which was greater than 1,000 meters off the island’s northwest coast, reported taking over water late Thursday afternoon.

The 26-tonne amphibious car was armored, and designed to hold troops from a ship to shore.

At the time, this one was returning to a ship from the island, which is used solely by the army for coaching and as a ship-to-shore firing vary.

It sank in a number of hundred ft of water, which the army stated was too deep for normal divers to succeed in it.

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