The Navy announced on Sunday that it had declared the missing sailors who had caused a search of more than 600 square miles of water along the San Diego coast dead.
The sailors are believed to have left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday. After the lookout discovers what looks like an underwater corpse. He was identified by KSAT-TV as Airman Ethangursby, 20, in San Antonio, Texas.
The search for seafarers lasted more than 50 hours, involving several Navy and Coast Guard vessels along with helicopters.
Officials said Airman Goolsby’s family was notified before the search was completed.
Captain Eric Anduse, commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt, said: “The entire team at Theodore Roosevelt would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the missing sailors.”
Maj. Gen. Dagberissimo, commander of the aircraft carrier Strike Group Nine, said the sailors’ families would be in their thoughts and prayers.
“Thanks to all the sailors and the Coast Guard involved in the search,” said Admiral Berishimo.
Navy suspends search for missing sailors in the Pacific
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