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One Marine dead, eight others missing in amphibious assault vehicle accident off California coast

One Marine dead, eight others missing in amphibious assault vehicle accident off California coast
Posted at 4:13 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 10:55:10-04

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — One Marine has died, two injured and eight others are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California.

In a Friday morning tweet from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, the accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts are underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard.

All of the Marines involved were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The Marine Expeditionary Force is the Marine Corps’ main warfighting organization.