Monday, February 25, 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a 34-year-old Navy SEAL who went missing February 19 near Oahu.
Capt. Joanna Nunan, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, said in a statement released Sunday evening:
“In this case, I have the heartbreak of informing not only the family, but a close-knit military community, that a loved one could not be found."
According to the release, crews from the Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps - along with the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety - searched more than 24,000 square miles in an attempt to locate the missing SEAL.
The military has not yet released the SEAL's name.