One Marine is dead and eight are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle ‘mishap’ off the coast of Southern California during training exercise

One U.S. Marine has died, two were injured and eight others were missing after a ‘tragic incident’ involving an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of Southern California on Thursday, the U.S. Marine Corps said.

Search and rescue efforts were underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the First Marine Expeditionary Force said in a tweet.

The I Marine Expeditionary Force said in a tweet: ‘1 Marine has died, 8 service members remain missing and 2 were injured after an AAV [Assault Amphibious Vehicle] mishap July 30 off the coast of Southern California.

‘All are assigned to the 15th MEU [15th Marine Expeditionary Unit]. Search and rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.’

The vehicle took on water at around 5.45pm while 15 Marines and one sailor were inside near San Clemente Island in Los Angeles County.

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Source: Daily Mail