Search for missing Marines off Hawaii’s coast called off

Search for missing Marines off Hawaii’s coast called off

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Talk Media News) – The search headed by the U.S. Coast Guard for 12 Marines who went missing off the coast of Hawaii last week after the two helicopters carrying them apparently crashed into one another has ended without any survivors or bodies found.

“A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact. … Our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing,” said Coast Guard Capt. Jim Jenkins in a written statement.

The two CH-53 helicopters, carrying six people each, apparently crashed into one another during a routine training exercise off the coast of Oahu last Thursday.

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