Search continues for missing Marine off coast of Guam

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Search continues for missing Marine off coast of Guam

by: 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | .
USMC | .
published: August 10, 2015

USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), At Sea – The search continues for a Marine that went missing at approximately 5:00 p.m. (Guam), Aug. 9, after being swept out to sea while swimming near Tumon Bay in Guam.

The Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Navy are working in coordination with the Guam Fire Department to search the area where the Marine went missing. Aerial and surface search teams are involved in the search.

The Marine is part of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Okinawa Japan. The Marine was embarked on the USS Green Bay (LPD-20).

The identity of the Marine is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Media queries concerning the incident may be directed to Guam Fire Department spokesman, Kevin Reilly, at Kevin.reilly@gfd.guam.gov or 671- 987-1355.

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