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UPDATED: Coast Guard Stops Search for Missing Sailor in Navy Copter Crash

By: AP
By: AP
The Coast Guard says rescuers have called off the search for a sailor who has been missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast.

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Jan. 9, 2014

UPDATED 4:13 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says rescuers have called off the search for a sailor who has been missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast.

Two people died in the crash, which happened during a training mission yesterday.

The Coast Guard had searched for the missing sailor by air and sea throughout the night and had crews on scene Thursday morning. The Navy also sent out two helicopters to assist with the search.

The Navy says the two who died were among four crew members hoisted from the 42-degree waters yesterday by a Navy helicopter and taken to a hospital. The two surviving sailors were being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


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