Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is conducting search and rescue efforts in an effort to find a possible sailor overboard off the coast of Southern California.
In a statement, the U.S Navy say:
“The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is conducting search and rescue efforts in support of a possible Sailor overboard off the coast of Southern California, Dec. 10.
The ship initiated search and rescue procedures after a lookout spotted what appeared to be a person in the water. Three search and rescue helicopters and a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat were launched in response, and one Sailor was unaccounted for during a commandwide muster.”
It is understood that the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy aircraft, USS Bunker Hill, USS Russell, and USS Howard and the USS Charleston are participating in the search and rescue efforts.
More on this as it develops.