A search for 8 service members has been called off and all are presumed dead, after their amphibious assault vehicle sank in a deep section off the coast of Southern California. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, are picture during the search
* Search for eight service members has been called off and all are presumed dead
* All were missing after their amphibious assault vehicle sank Thursday
* The vessel went down in 600 feet of water off the coast of Southern California
* Eight other marines were rescued from the water Thursday, and one died
* The HOS Dominator ship joined continued search and rescue efforts
* The Marines suspended use of amphibious assault vehicles on Friday
* Names were not released of the dead, believed to be between mid-30s and 18
A search for eight service members has been called off and all are presumed dead, after their amphibious assault vehicle sank in deep water off the coast of Southern California.
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit tweeted early Sunday that the rescue operation was now a recovery mission, after a 40-hour search that covered 1,000 nautical miles.
The seven marines and one sailor have been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 600-feet deep water near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County about 5:45pm Thursday.
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