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Military locates sunken AAV, servicemen's bodies near San Clemente Island

 

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 11:01pm

U.S. Navy photo by LT Curtis Khol

An amphibious assault vehicle which sank last week during a training accident off the coast of San Clemente Island was located in an underwater search Monday. The remains of seven missing Marines and a sailor were inside of it.

The U.S. military announced that it has located an amphibious assault vehicle that sank last week off the coast of

San Diego County, killing nine young servicemen, and confirmed the presence of human remains where the vessel came to rest on the sea floor.

   The Naval Undersea Rescue Command made the discovery near San Clemente Island Monday, Aug. 3, using video systems remotely operated aboard the HOS Dominator, a merchant vessel whose crew specializes in undersea search and rescue.

   "The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover The equipment to properly and safely perfo...



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