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Black Hawk wreck recovery search continues

1 year 10 months 6 days ago March 14, 2015 Mar 14, 2015 Saturday, March 14 2015 March 14, 2015 11:42 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations continued Saturday morning to recover remaining pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night.

According to representatives for Eglin Air Force Base, divers were sent down to retrieve the fuselage and remaining debris that remains under 25 feet of water in Santa Rosa Sound where the UH-60 Black Hawk crashed.

Two pieces of the helicopter were recovered Friday, but search efforts were suspended in the evening due to inclement weather and fog.

Eleven Marines and locally-based Louisiana National Guardsmen died in the wreckage. The bodies of the seven Marines have been recovered and publicly identified. The bodies of two national guardsmen were recovered and only family members were notified. Two other guardsmen have not been found, their bodies are presumed to be in the cockpit, at the bottom of the sound.

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