Military locates sunken vessel, servicemen's bodies near San Clemente Island
Last updated 8/4/2020 at 2:15pm
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND (CNS) - A camera-equipped remotely operated submarine has located an amphibious assault vehicle that sank last week off the coast of San Diego County, killing eight Marines and a Navy sailor, and confirmed the presence of human remains aboard, military officials announced today.
The naval Undersea Rescue Command made the discovery near San Clemente Island on Monday, and the Navy ``has expedited the movement of assets'' to recover the bodies of the servicemen and raise the AAV, according to a statement from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
The amphibious troop-tr...