Search and Rescue Efforts Underway for Missing Sailor

Story Number: NNS180820-11Release Date: 8/20/2018 2:20:00 PM
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From U.S Commander, 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- At approximately 7 a.m. local time, Aug. 19, after a Sailor assigned to USS Lake Erie (CG 70) failed to report for duty, the ship conducted man overboard procedures while operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Carrier Group Strike Group (JCS CSG).

Attempts to locate the Sailor aboard the ship were unsuccessful. The crew of Lake Erie has completed multiple extensive searches of the ship.

Ships and helicopters assigned to the JCS CSG and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 are currently conducting search and rescue operations.

The Sailor's next of kin have been notified.

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) steams through the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70).
October 24, 2017
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