Coast Guard Recovers All Four Life Rafts; No Marine Survivors on Board

Coast Guard Recovers All Four Life Rafts; No Marine Survivors on Board

January 19, 2016

Coast Guard Recovers All Four Life Rafts; No Marine Survivors on Board

The search for survivors among the 12 Marines continues as no survivors were found by the Coast Guard when they recovered all four life rafts from the two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions that went down off the north shore of Oahu on Thursday night.

This Coast Guard news came out as the search for the 12 Marines continues into its 5th day.

Marine and Coast Guard officials have said they will not formally stop the search for survivors until notifying families and the public of their intention to do so. That decision will be based on a calculation of the likelihood of survival based on conditions and other factors affecting the search.

One thing that's being factored into how long officials think they can survive in the open ocean is that the 12 Marines missing after two choppers crashed off Oahu were wearing sophisticated life-saving gear.

The Marines were wearing helmets, eye and ear protection, and a life preserver unit with a breathing apparatus.

"I'd say It's better than a life jacket," said Capt. Alex Lim, Marine public affairs officer.

According to officials, some of the men may have also been carrying radios that have a GPS functionality on them if activated.

 

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February 22, 2016

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Judith Simmons
Judith Simmons

February 22, 2016

To all family and friends I give my deepest respect to all of u guys. I pray that they all Come home safe. I have a really good friend of mine in Army and if some like this ever happened to him I would want people to be there for me too. And know that they are the reason why we are where we are today. I seemed all my love and Prayers to you guys.

M/SGT HENRY PALLADINO
M/SGT HENRY PALLADINO

February 22, 2016

WITH MY DEAPEST RESPECT -SEMPER FI AND GODS ’ LOVE TO MY BROTHERS-HAVIN’ BEEN ACREWCHEIF MYSELF I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING OUT THERE FOR TRAINING.? ALL MY PRAYERS —TO THERE FAMILIES GOD SPEED --SEMPER FI

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