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October 14, 2021

Bodies of 5 Navy sailors found off San Diego coast

The Navy recovered the remains of five service members in the wreckage of a Seahawk helicopter that crashed off the San Diego coast in August.

Officials put out a statement Tuesday, saying they retrieved the bodies and helicopter debris about 60 miles off the coast, from a depth of roughly 5,300 feet.

The aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 31.

The five crew members killed include Bradley A. Foster, 29; Paul R. Fridley, 28; James P. Buriak, 31; Sarah F. Burns, 31; Bailey J. Tucker, 21.

The Navy is still investigating the incident.


The Navy recovers the remains of 5 sailors off the coast of San Diego

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