According to 1MEF, search and rescue efforts are underway off the coast of Southern California.
1MEF reports 8 service members are currently missing.
Two are injured.
1MEF says it is tied to an incident involving an amphibious assault vehicle.
All the Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th MEU. “I ask that you keep our Marines, Sailors, and their families in your prayers as we continue our search.”
The Navy and the Coast Guard are assisting in the search.
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