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One Marine Is Dead and Eight Service Members Are Missing in California Accident

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Marines in accident: one dead, 8 missiong

One Marine died, two service members were injured and eight others were missing after an accident involving an amphibious vehicle off the coast of Southern California on Thursday, the authorities said.

Search and rescue efforts were continuing early on Friday, the First Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement on Twitter. The service members were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Pendleton, in the San Diego area.

The Marine, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, a news release from the Marine unit said. One of the injured Marines was in critical condition and the other was in stable condition, it said.


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