At the very least 1 Marine Corps member was killed Thursday and 8 other assistance members remain missing early Friday following an amphibious assault car or truck “mishap” off the coast of Southern California, the I Marine Expeditionary Power confirmed Friday early morning.
Two other company associates were being wounded in the incident, officials stated in a Twitter information.
The Navy and Coastline Guard are conducting a joint look for-and-rescue procedure for the lacking assistance associates who are all assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, headquartered at Camp Pendleton in the vicinity of San Diego.
The Coast Guard cutter, 4 warships, and four helicopters continued their search for far more than 10 several hours but so considerably, the Marines have not been observed.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU Commanding Officer, said in a statement. “I question that you retain our Marines, Sailors, and their people in your prayers as we keep on our search.”
Amphibious assault autos are armored and able to move from water to land.
Marines in the AAV noted that the auto commenced to choose on h2o for the duration of a routine workout at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday evening.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.