Monday, April 11, 2016

Navy and Coast Guard Search For Missing Sailor From USS Carter Hall

Navy, Coast Guard Search for Missing Sailor
FOX News
April 10, 2016


The Navy's dock landing ship USS Carter Hall.

One of its crew has been missing since Saturday.
(US Navy photo)
The Navy and Coast Guard have launched a search-and-rescue mission after a junior sailor on board the USS Carter Hall was reported missing, according to reports Sunday. 

The sailor is presumed to have fallen overboard Saturday, the Navy Times reported. The dock landing ship was on a training mission off the coast of North Carolina.

The ship immediately began its search after a female third-class petty officer was discovered missing around 4:20 p.m. Saturday, the Navy Times reported, citing an internal Navy report.

A pair of boots with a note was reported found on deck near the rear of the ship, the report said, according to the Navy Times.

Several Navy and Coast Guard units are assisting in the search and rescue effort, a Navy spokesman said Sunday.
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