At least one Marine Corps member was killed Thursday and eight other members of the service went missing early Friday after an amphibious assault vehicle was “triggered” off the coast of Southern California, it confirmed Friday in morning the I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Two other members of the service were injured in the incident, officials said in a Twitter message.
Few dozen American sailors manage to crown OKINAWA IN JAPAN, SAYS OFFICIAL
The Navy and Coast Guard will conduct a joint search and rescue operation for missing members of the service, all assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Pendleton Field near San Diego.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE NEWS FOX APP
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,”; collector Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th MEU, said in a statement. “I ask you to keep our sailors, sailors and their families in your prayers as we continue our search.”
Amphibious assault vehicles are armored and can move from water to ground.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates again.