Marine skillful team drowned during training off California Coast: 1 dead, 8 missing

2 months ago

San Clemente news, California news.

According to a late Thursday tweet, the Marine Expeditionary Force is looking for eight sailors that were participating in an amphibious assault vehicle training off California Coast earlier on the day.

One marine was confirmed dead, two others injured while eight are still unaccounted for following the disasterous mishap that occurred near San Clemente Island Thursday evening: “All are assigned to the 15th MEU. Search and Rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.”

The MEU website describes the team as a “forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force.” Skilled members could conduct amphibious missions and crisis operations.