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U.S. Navy searching for possible sailor in water off Southern California coast


Last updated 12/11/2020 at 10:27am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - U.S. Navy crews were searching off the coast of Southern California Friday, Dec. 11 for a sailor who may have gone overboard off the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, a lookout aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier spotted what appeared to be a person in the water and rescue efforts were started, a statement from the Navy's Third Fleet said.

``Three search and rescue helicopters and a rigid hull inflatable boat were launched in response, and one sailor was unaccounted for during a command-wide muster,'' the statement said.

Rescue efforts are bei...

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