Search and rescue crews continue to look for the men who were onboard the SH-53 when it went down over the North Shore of Hawaii on Thursday evening. Rescuers battled waves up to 30 feet Saturday as they searched for the 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
The Coast Guard was initially notified late Thursday evening of the crash by a civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Carr said. It was not clear if the fireball and the flare were the same.
The Marine Corps has released the names of those onboard.
The list is as follows:
Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Station, Texas.
Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, Missouri.
Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, Alabama.
Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24, Chaska, Minnesota.
Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, Pennsylvania.
Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, South Carolina.
Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, Alabama.
Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, Texas.
Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, Hingham, Massachusetts.
Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, Florida.
Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, Oregon.
The US Marine Corps has released the following statement expressing condolences for those affected by the crash.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as we continue search and rescue efforts.”