Navy, Coast Guard searching for sailor lost off NC coast

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 10:43 PM

The sailor is presumed to have fallen overboard Saturday, the Navy Times reported. The dock landing ship was on a training mission off the coast of N Carolina.

Navy, Coast Guard searching for sailor lost off NC coast

The Navy and Coast Guard have launched a Look for-and-rescue mission after a Jr sailor on board the USS Carter Corridor was reported missing, according to reports Sunday.

The sailor is presumed to have fallen overboard Saturday, the Navy Times reported. The dock landing ship was on a training mission off the coast of North Carolina.

The ship immediately began its look for after a female third-class petty officer was discovered lost around 4:20 p. m. Saturday, the Navy Times reported, citing an internal Navy report.

A pair of boots with a note was reported found on deck close the rear of the ship, the report said, according to the Navy Times.

Several Navy and Coast Guard units are assisting in the look for and rescue effort, a Navy spokesman said Sunday.

#BREAKING: Search & rescue underway for lost #USSCarterHall Sailor - https://t. co/x1hbTuBPaT pic. twitter. com/pDwwl2Yojs

— U. S. Navy (@USNavy) April ten, two thousand sixteen

"Were doing everything we can to discover and rescue the sailor and our thoughts and prayers are with our shipmates and their families," Navy Lt. Michael Hatfield told The Virginian-Pilot.

The Carter Corridor is conducting routine training operations in support of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Grouping Composite Training Unit Exercise of the coast of Cape Hatteras, WTKR-TV in Hampton Bays, Virginia, reported Sunday.

The title of the sailor won’t be released until twenty-four hours after next-of-kin has been notified, the station reported.

The USS Carter Corridor is residence ported at Joint Expeditionary Base Tiny Creek—Fort Legend in VA Beach, according to the station.

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