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Offline tomahawk6

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Marine Training Accident
« on: July 31, 2020, 18:10:19 »
A Marine armored vehicle took on water off the coast of California. One Marine died, 8 are missing and 5 were rescued. Hoping for the best outcome here but my pessimistic side is rearing its ugly head. Prayers out to our Marines.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-marine-dead-eight-missing-135100870.html

One U.S. Marine has died and eight service members are missing after an accident during a training exercise off San Clemente Island, officials said Friday.

The incident occurred when an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and one Navy sailor began taking on water at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a training exercise, according to the United States Marine Corps.

One Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and later died. Two others were injured and taken to hospitals where they were listed in critical and stable condition, respectively.

Five other service members were rescued.

The name of the Marine who died will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin, officials said, and "all family members who are affected will be contacted directly by their Marines’ chain of command."

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Re: Marine Training Accident
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 19:14:26 »
I wonder if this a new one or old one, amphibious AFV's are always risky. RIP, I suspect the missing ones are still inside.

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Re: Marine Training Accident
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 22:03:28 »
According to the article it was an older model.

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Re: Marine Training Accident
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:31:40 »
The hehicle went to the bottom of the ocean beyond safe diving depths so the USMC has the missing as deceased. A tragedy for all involved.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/eight-missing-service-members-presumed-dead-after-amphibious-vehicle-accident-off-calif-coast-1.639741

“It is with a heavy heart, that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit commander. “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.”

All next-of-kin have been informed, the Marines said. The Defense Department has not yet named the Marines involved. The Marines said efforts still are under way to recover the bodies of the troops.
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