CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — One Marine has died, two are injured and eight others are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California.
In a Friday morning tweet from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, the accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts are underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.
All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
The Marine Expeditionary Force is the Marine Corps’ main warfighting organization.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. I ask that you keep our Marines, Sailors, and their families in your prayers as we continue our search,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU Commanding Officer.
— I MEF (@1stMEF) July 31, 2020