US Marine killed after vehicle capsizes, sinks in Oceanside Harbor, California
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Three instructors and three students were conducting driver training when the vehicle capsized and sank, trapping them inside. Three injured individuals were transported to hospital and two were uninjured. The deceased Marine was rescued at around 1415 PST and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1447 PST. Oxygen was being pumped into the vehicle for hours in an attempt to keep the Marine alive.
Captain Daniel J. Thomas revealed that "There will be a thorough investigation into this mishap that occurred." He continued, "[there will be] reports that come, lessons learned in terms of preventing anything like this from happening." Major Thomas said that training would not be stopped, but "We’re going to take a look at this and the commander will then make a decision before anything goes back into place to make sure any safety briefing that need to be given are conducted."
The identity of the dead Marine has not yet been revealed; the family have yet to have been notified.
- "1 Dead After Marine Assault Vehicle Submerges In Water" — , January 14, 2011
- R. Stickney. "Marine Killed in Water Training Accident" — , January 14, 2011