Military locates sunken vessel, servicemen’s bodies near San Clemente Island

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND (CNS) - A camera-equipped remotely operated submarine has located an amphibious assault vehicle that sank last week off the coast of San Diego County, killing eight Marines and a Navy sailor, and confirmed the presence of human remains aboard, military officials announced today. The naval Undersea Rescue Command made the discovery near San Clemente Island on Monday, and the Navy ``has expedited the movement of assets'' to recover the bodies of the servicemen and raise the AAV, according to a statement from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The amphibious troop-transport vehicle was en route to a waiting ship during a training mission about 80 miles west of Encinitas when it foundered for unknown reasons about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman
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