After “extensive attempts to locate the Sailor” involving three ships and aircraft from two patrol squadrons, the search was concluded Friday, the Navy’s 5th Fleet said in a statement.
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and shipmates of our lost Sailor,” Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces commander, said in a statement.
The service withheld the sailor’s identity, citing policy, but said the missing sailor was assigned to the Norfolk-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Next of kin had been notified that the sailor’s whereabouts remain unknown, 5th Fleet said.
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