CALIFORNIA- The Marine Corps has announced they’ve successfully recovered the bodies of 22 year old Navy Corpsman, Christopher Gnem, and seven Marines. According to the Marine Corps Times, “A Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank after a recent training accident was successfully recovered with the bodies of all the missing service members on board, the Corps announced late Thursday evening”.
The AAV sank of the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30th during a training mission for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 15 Marines and sailors were on board. 7 escaped and 8 others including Gnem perished.
The accident is under investigation and training exercises have been suspended pending the findings.