Navy identifies USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who went overboard

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - U.S. Navy officials Monday, Dec. 14 publicly identified a sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt who died after going overboard last week. He was identified as 20-year-old Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Ethan Garrett Goolsby of Texas, according to the Navy. His family was notified before the search stopped. Search and rescue efforts began around 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a lookout aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier spotted what appeared to be a person in the water, according to Navy officials. Search efforts from the San Diego-based carrier and five other vessels concluded at sunset on Saturday. Navy crews and the U.S. Coast Guard searched more than 607 square nautical miles for more than 55 hours off the coast of Southern California. Goolsby reported to t
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