The Marines concerned in an accident off the California coast final week that killed one and resulted in an unsuccessful seek for seven others and a sailor have been recognized early Monday in an announcement that stated an investigation is underway.
All eight lacking service members are presumed lifeless after a 40-hour search effort was unsuccessful. The mishap occurred Thursday off San Clemente Island at 5:45 p.m., the place 15 Marines and one sailor have been using in an amphibious assault car. Eight of the 16 service members have been initially rescued whereas eight went lacking.
Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas, was pronounced lifeless on the scene, the assertion stated. The assertion stated the presumed lifeless embody, Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, Calif., a rifleman; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, Calif., a rifleman; Pfc. Evan A. Tub, 19, of Oak Creek, Wis., a rifleman; U.S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, Calif., a hospital corpsman; Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Ore., a rifleman; Cpl. Wesley A. Rodd, 23, of Harris, Texas, a rifleman; Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 19, of Portland, Ore., a rifleman; Cpl. Cesar A. Villanueva, 21, of Riverside, Calif., a rifleman.
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Of the Marines rescued, one later died and two have been hospitalized in crucial situation, the assertion stated.
Fox Information’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report