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Military searchers sunken amphibious assault ship, remains of service members

Military searchers sunken amphibious assault ship, remains of service members

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Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Navy and Marine Corps have found the amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California last week -- as well as the remains of those killed in the incident. The services used a remotely operated search and rescue system to find the vehicle, which sank July 30 during a training exercise, killing eight Marines and a Sailor. Advertisement According to the Marines, the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard ships and aircraft had been working together to find the vessel. On Monday officials using a Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle, used for undersea search and rescue, found the location of the AAV and identified human remains on board. There were 16 service members -- 15 Marines and one Sailor -- aboard when the vessel sank. One Marine rifleman was pronounced d...