One US Marine Dead, Eight Others Missing in Training Accident

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An amphibious assault vehicle took on water during a training exercise off San Clemente Island in California. 15 service members were on the vehicle on Thursday. One marine was taken to La Jolla hospital and died from his injuries. Two others are listed in stable condition, but eight others are still missing. Search and rescue efforts continue into Friday morning. “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.

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