At least one Marine was killed Thursday, and eight other members of the service went missing early Friday after an assault vehicle “failed” off the coast of Southern California.
Two other members of the service were injured in the incident, officials said in a Twitter message.
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The Navy and Coast Guard are conducting a joint search and rescue operation for missing officers assigned to the 15th Naval Expeditionary Headquarters, which is headquartered at Pendleton Camp near San Diego.
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“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,”; said Colonel Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th ISU, in a statement. “I ask that you keep our Marines, sailors and their families in their prayers as we continue our search.”
Amphibious attack aircraft are equipped with armored and able to move from water to land.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates.