The stays of seven Marines and a sailor have been recovered from the wreck of an amphibious assault automobile that sank July 30 during a routine training exercise off the coast of California’s San Clemente Island.
US Marine Corps officers stated the stays, recovered Friday, might be transferred to Dover Air Base in Delaware to be ready for burial, then launched to their households, CNN reported.
“Our hearts and ideas of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are with the households of our recovered Marines and Sailor,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stated. “We hope the profitable restoration of our fallen warriors brings some measure of consolation.”
Sixteen individuals have been aboard the amphibious assault automobile (AAV) when it started taking up water during routine shore-to-ship operations training, in line with CNN. 5 of the crew have been rescued because the AAV sank, and returned to their ship, the usSomerset.
Two Marines have been hospitalized and Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 19, of New Braunfels, Texas, was pronounced lifeless on the scene. His stays have been transferred to Dover Air Drive Base final Wednesday.
A search and rescue effort to find the eight lacking personnel was concluded after two days. The sunken automobile was situated Monday.
The trigger of the incident continues to be below investigation.