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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead. The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water making it difficult to reach. All of the Marines aboard were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based...
    The U.S. Marines on Sunday called off the search for seven missing Marines and one Navy sailor who were missing after a vessel sank off the California coast on Thursday night. All eight are presumed dead. The amphibious assault vehicle, known as an AAV, carries Marines from ship to ship. The AAV was carrying 15 Marines and one sailor when it was transferring the sailors from the shores of San Clemente Island near San Diego to a Navy ship when it began to sink. Eight Marines were rescued after the accident, but one died. Two were in critical condition.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The Marines were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), based at...
    SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND (KABC) -- Seven Marines and one Navy sailor were presumed dead and identified Sunday after the military called off its search for the group, which went missing after an amphibious vehicle sank during a training mission Thursday.Navy and Coast Guard officials decided to end the effort after an extensive 40 hours."It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,'' said Col. Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). "As we turn to recovery operations we will continue our exhaustive search for our missing Marines and sailor.''RELATED: 1 Marine killed, 8 missing after amphibious vehicle accident off coast of San Clemente Island, officials sayAll of the...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A missing sailor now presumed dead following a 40-hour search after a marine training mishap in San Diego was from Stockton, a family friend confirmed to CBS13. The United States Marine Corps is saying that the search for the seven marines and the sailor was called off Sunday and they are presumed dead. Photo of Christopher Gnem posted on his Instagram account (credit: Instagram) The First Expeditionary Force for the Marine Corps suffered a mishap with an amphibious assault vehicle training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island in which the eight individuals went missing on Thursday. In total, 15 marines and Gnem, 22, were on board the vehicle during the exercise. One marine was previously...
    The U.S. Marine Corps gives the rifle salute as Pearl Harbor Commemorates the 78th Anniversary Of World War II Attacks as Pearl Harbor Commemorates the 78th Anniversary Of World War II Attacks at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial on December 7, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images) An extensive 40-hour rescue mission for eight missing service members officially ended today. They are all feared to be dead. On Thursday, during a routine training exercise near San Clemente Island, 15 marines and one sailor were involved in an accident while inside an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV). Search and rescue efforts were immediately launched by the marines with help from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard....
    Eight troops who went missing after a "training mishap" are all presumed dead, the U.S. Marine Corps announced on Sunday. A 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor sank off the coast of Southern California on Thursday. Eight Marines were rescued from the sinking vehicle nicknamed an "amtrac," short for "amphibious tractor." Of those rescued, one later died, and two are in critical condition. The vehicle was one of 13 amphibious assault crafts that had just completed a training exercise. The amtrac sank in the Pacific Ocean near San Clemente Island, approximately 80 miles west of San Diego. The ships were heading back to the Navy-owned island when one of the AAVs...
    SAN DIEGO – Eight Marines who went missing after an accident on a military boat off the coast of southern California, during a military exercise, are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Navy said they suspended the search that began since Thursday afternoon after a maritime military tank sank with seven infants and one sailor. Eight other sailors were rescued, but one later died, and two more are in critical condition. According to the military base, the relatives of those involved in the tragedy have already been notified. “We have covered more than 200 square miles in the Pacific Ocean during the exhaustive search for our 8 members of the Navy,” they said in a statement on...
    SAN DIEGO – Eight Marines who went missing after an accident on a military boat off the coast of southern California, during a military exercise, are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Navy said they suspended the search that began since Thursday afternoon after a maritime military tank sank with seven infants and one sailor. Eight other sailors were rescued, but one later died, and two more are in critical condition. According to the military base, the relatives of those involved in the tragedy have already been notified. “We have covered more than 200 square miles in the Pacific Ocean during the exhaustive search for our 8 members of the Navy,” they said in a statement on...
    SAN DIEGO – Eight Marines who went missing after an accident on a military boat off the coast of southern California, during a military exercise, are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Navy said they suspended the search that began since Thursday afternoon after a maritime military tank sank with seven infants and one sailor. Eight other sailors were rescued, but one later died, and two more are in critical condition. According to the military base, the relatives of those involved in the tragedy have already been notified. “We have covered more than 200 square miles in the Pacific Ocean during the exhaustive search for our 8 members of the Navy,” they said in a statement on...
    The search for eight missing US military service members off the California coast was called off after a 40-hour operation — with all now presumed dead, authorities announced Sunday. The seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle sank in hundreds of feet of water during a training exercise. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said on Twitter. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” “All eight missing service members are presumed deceased,” the unit said in another post on Sunday. “Efforts will...
    SAN DIEGO -- Seven Marines and one Navy sailor are presumed dead Sunday after the military called off its search for the group, which went missing after an amphibious vehicle sank during a training mission in California Thursday.Navy and Coast Guard officials decided to end the effort after an extensive 40 hours.RELATED: 1 Marine killed, 8 missing after amphibious vehicle accident off coast of San Clemente Island, officials sayAll of the victims' next-of-kin have been notified. The names of the deceased troops are expected to be released within the next 24 hours.There were 15 Marines and a Navy sailor in the vehicle around 5:45 p.m. Thursday when it started taking on water as it traveled from the shores of San...
    The search for eight missing US military service members off the California coast was called off after a 40-hour operation — with all now presumed dead, authorities announced Sunday. The seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle sank in hundreds of feet of water during a training exercise. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said on Twitter. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” “All eight missing service members are presumed deceased,” the unit said in another post on Sunday. “Efforts will...
    The U.S. Marines on Sunday called off the search for seven missing Marines and one Navy sailor who were missing after a vessel sank off the California coast on Thursday night. All eight are presumed dead. The amphibious assault vehicle, known as an AAV, carries Marines from ship to ship. The AAV was carrying 15 Marines and one sailor when it was transferring the sailors from the shores of San Clemente Island near San Diego to a Navy ship when it began to sink. Eight Marines were rescued after the accident, and one later died. Two are in critical condition.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The Marines were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort," said Col. Christopher Bronzi, commander of...
    The search and rescue operation for eight U.S. servicemen who went missing last week after their landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off San Clemente during a training exercise has ended, officials announced early Sunday. The seven Marines and one sailor who are missing are presumed dead, officials said. “It is with a heavy heart, that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said in a statement. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” With the assistance of helicopters, ships and boats, more than 1,000 square nautical miles were searched but it was determined...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi,...
    SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) — The search for eight U.S. service members missing off the coast of San Diego has come to an end. That’s according to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marine Corps said Sunday that all eight are presumed dead. Officials concluded the mission following an extensive, 40-hour search-and-rescue effort. “It is with as heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, according to the Associated Press. Authorities said a crew was performing what was believed to have been a routine exercise when the 26-ton, tank-like craft sank off San Clemente Island on Thursday. Eight other marines were rescued, but one later died....
    SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND (KABC) -- Seven Marines and one Navy sailor were presumed dead Sunday after the military called off its search for the group, which went missing after an amphibious vehicle sank during a training mission Thursday.Navy and Coast Guard officials decided to end the effort after an extensive 40-hours."It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,'' said Col. Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). "As we turn to recovery operations we will continue our exhaustive search for our missing Marines and sailor.''RELATED: 1 Marine killed, 8 missing after amphibious vehicle accident off coast of San Clemente Island, officials sayAll of the victims' next-of-kin have...
    The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy updated its death toll to eight for the incident that took place in California last week. Officials from Camp Pendleton said Sunday that the military had concluded its search for seven missing Marines and one missing sailor after more than 40 hours of searching for an amphibious assault vehicle that took on water and sank off the coast of California on Friday. The eight missing service members are presumed dead, according to a Marine Corps statement. "It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU commanding officer. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the...
    (Reuters) - Seven U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor missing since a training accident off the Southern California coast were presumed dead on Sunday after the military concluded an extensive 40-hour search. The service members had been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sank during an exercise on Thursday. Seven other Marines were rescued while one was killed, the Marine Corps had said previously. The search included a U.S. Navy destroyer and a Coast Guard cutter but failed to find the missing Marines and sailor and the AAV, which sank in several hundred feet of water near San Clemente Island, U.S. military officials said. Marines often practice beach assaults in the area using amphibious troop transport vehicles. All the...
    The U.S. Marines says it has ended the search and rescue mission for seven missing Marines and one Sailor following an accident in Southern California. All the service members are presumed dead.  “It is with a heavy heart, that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,”  Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU Commanding Officer, said in a statement.   “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.”  “As we turn to recovery operations, we will continue our exhaustive search for our missing Marines and Sailor,” Bronzi said.    Fifteen Marines and one Sailor were participating in a routine training exercise Thursday off the coast of San Clemente Island, California, when the...
    A search for seven missing Marines and one Navy sailor, who went missing during a training exercise off the California coast last week, has ended, Marine Corps officials announced early Sunday. All eight missing service members are presumed dead after a 40-hour search effort was unsuccessful, a statement posted on Twitter by the I Marine Expeditionary Force said. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said in the statement. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” The mishap occurred Thursday off San Clemente Island, where 15 Marines and one sailor...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The search continued Saturday for eight U.S. service members missing after their landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast following a deadly accident. Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were searching a roughly 200-square-mile area for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that had just completed a training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. The 26-ton, tank-like craft quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. One of eight...
    Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The search continued Saturday for eight U.S. service members missing after their landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast following a deadly accident. Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were searching a roughly 200-square-mile area for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that had just completed a training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. The 26-ton, tank-like craft quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water — too deep for divers — making it difficult to reach. One of eight...
    The submarine support ship HOS 'Dominator' has joined the search for seven Marines and one Sailor, who have been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 600 feet of water Thursday. One Marine has already been confirmed dead and two more injured after the vehicle sank in the water at around 5:45pm near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County.  The Marines have suspended the use of the amphibious assault vehicles in water while they are inspected.   One sailor and 15 Marines were inside the 26-ton military vehicle when it sank into the Pacific Ocean.  Eight were rescued from the water, but the other eight remain missing and are presumed dead.  One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La...
    The search continued Saturday for eight service members who went missing following a deadly accident during a training exercise off San Clemente Island, officials said. The amphibious assault vehicle is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts for the missing troops. Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, the commanding general of the Marine Expeditionary Force, told reporters Friday that the vehicle, which weighs 26 tons, “sank completely” more than 3,200 feet offshore and “the assumption is it went all the way to the bottom.” “The AAV is actually in several hundred feet of water — it’s really below the depth that a diver can go to,” he said. The incident occurred...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available” was searching for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman, Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Friday. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that was heading back to a Navy ship Thursday evening after a routine training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. Other assault vehicles quickly responded but couldn’t stop...
    By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available" was searching for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman, Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Friday. They were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that was heading back to a Navy ship Thursday evening after a routine training exercise when it began taking on water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from Navy-owned San Clemente Island, off of San Diego. Other assault vehicles...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One Marine was killed and eight service members are missing following what officials described as a mishap with an Assault Amphibious Vehicle off the coast of San Clemente Island.A tweet from the I Marine Expeditionary Force on Friday morning said two others were injured in the incident. 1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California. All are assigned to the 15th MEU. Search and rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.— I MEF (@1stMEF) July 31, 2020According to the MEF, the accident happened on Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. when Marines in the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One Marine was killed and eight service members are missing following what officials described as a mishap with an Assault Amphibious Vehicle off the coast of San Clemente Island.A tweet from the I Marine Expeditionary Force on Friday morning said two others were injured in the incident. 1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California. All are assigned to the 15th MEU. Search and rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.— I MEF (@1stMEF) July 31, 2020According to the MEF, the accident happened on Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. when Marines in the...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday. They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton. Two Marines who were rescued were injured, with one hospitalized in critical condition and the other in stable condition, a Marine Corps statement said. Military ships, small boats and helicopters on Friday were searching choppy seas for...
    An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday.They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton.Two Marines who were rescued were injured, with one hospitalized in critical condition and the other in stable condition, a Marine Corps statement said.Military ships, small boats and helicopters on Friday were searching choppy seas for the missing amid moderate to strong winds....
    One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday.The accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts were underway Friday morning with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Marines said in a tweet. 1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California. All are assigned to the 15th MEU. Search and rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.— I MEF (@1stMEF) July 31, 2020All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and...
    At least one Marine is dead and eight are apparently missing after a training accident Thursday off the California coast. Two Marines who were involved in the accident are reported to be in critical and stable conditions as a rescue operation is underway. What are the details? A release on the incident said that 15 Marines and one sailor were inside an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of Southern California on Thursday when a "mishap" occurred during a training exercise. The release explained that the Marines and the sailor were inside the vehicle when it reportedly began taking on water around 6 p.m. local time. The name of the deceased Marine is being withheld for...
    One U.S. Marine has died and eight service members are missing following an accident during a training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island, officials said Friday. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor began to take on water during a training exercise, according to the United States Marine Corps. One Marine was taken to a hospital in La Jolla and later died. Two were injured, one critically. Five other service members were rescued. 1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California. All are assigned to the 15th MEU....
    An accident involving an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of southern California has left one marine dead, two injured and eight missing, the Associated Press reported early Friday. The accident occurred late Thursday night, and all the Marines involved were part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, AP reported. Search and rescue efforts led by the Marines and Navy were underway Friday, the Marines said in a statement. Those injured were taken to a nearby hospital, where they are in critical condition, the Marine Corps Times reported. The group was stationed out of Camp Pendleton, according to USA Today. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, the unit’s commanding officer, said in a statement. “I...
    CAMP PENDLETON (CBS SF/CNN) — A desperate search was under way early Friday for eight Marines who were missing after a training accident involving an amphibious vehicle off the coast of Southern California left one dead and two others hospitalized. The search effort was being undertaken by the Navy and Coast Guard in the waters off San Clemente Island, according to a news release from the US Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary Force. The incident occurred during a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group routine training exercise around 5:45 p.m. Thursday. The Marines were in an amphibious assault vehicle, or AAV, and reported they were taking on water. Sixteen people were inside the vehicle at the time...
    One Marine is dead and eight others are still missing after an amphibious vehicle training session went awry off the southern coast of California on Thursday. Sixteen Marines in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit were on board the vehicle when it began taking on water around 5:45 p.m. local time. Three U.S. Navy helicopters and multiple boats from the USS Makin Island, USS Somerset and USS San Diego Coast Guard were scrambled to retrieve the Marines. "We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident," tweeted Col. Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th MEU. "I ask that you keep our Marines, Sailors, and their families in your prayers as we continue our search." “We are deeply saddened by this...
    CAMP PENDLETON  — One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday. The accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts were underway Friday morning with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Marines said in a tweet. All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Related Articles 101-year-old World War II vet visits Bay Area on epic journey US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in move that will cost billions and take years Watch: Camp Pendleton Marines in action Trump deploys more troops under...
    NEAR SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – One Marine is dead, two are injured and another eight are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island Thursday. (CBSLA) Fifteen Marines and a sailor were inside an amphibious assault vehicle as part of a routine training exercise when a “mishap” occurred at around 5:45 p.m., according a news release from the Marine Corps. The Marines were based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he died. Two others were also rushed to local hospitals. One is in critical condition and the other is stable. Eight Marines remain missing as of Friday morning, the Marine Corps said....
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday. The accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts were underway Friday morning with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Marines said in a tweet. All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “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,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, the unit's commanding officer, said in another tweet from the Marines. The Marine Expeditionary Force is the...
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday. The accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts were underway Friday morning with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Marines said in a tweet. All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “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,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, the unit’s commanding officer, said in another tweet from the Marines. The Marine Expeditionary Force is the...
    Camp Pendleton, California — At least one Marine was killed and two hurt in an amphibious assault vehicle accident off Southern California that also left eight service members missing Thursday, the Marines say. Five other service members in the AAV at the time were rescued. A search was on for the missing service members. At about 5:45 p.m. PST, Marines in the AAV on a routine training exercise reported that it was taking on water off San Clemente Island. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The service member whose live was lost was with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force and was pronounced dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. One of the injured...