The Navy says there is an ongoing “all-hands effort” Friday to find a Marine who went overboard during operations in waters near the Philippines.
The U.S.S. Essex reported the Marine missing in the Sulu Sea around 9:40 a.m. local time Thursday and immediately started search and rescue operations.
“All of our Sailors, Marines, and available assets aboard the USS Essex have been and will continue to be involved in this incredibly important search and rescue operation,” he added.
Searchers say they have covered around 3,000 nautical miles so far and have gone looking through the amphibious assault ship multiple times.