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UPDATE: Search and Rescue Operations Underway for U.S. Marines off the Coast of Japan

18-019 | Dec. 6, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan - The United States Marine Corps confirms that one additional Marine has been found.  The Marine is being transported to a local hospital for evaluation. 

The search and rescue operations continue for the remaining five U.S. Marines who were aboard the KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet involved in a mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6. 

We are thankful for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's efforts as they continue to respond to the search and rescue operation.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available. Media can contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force media desk at IIIMEFMEDIA@usmc.mil.

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