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Body Of Marine Who Fell From Osprey Discovered, Identified (Video)

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Steven Hancock and friend.

The search for a missing Marine who fell from an Osprey during a training flight has come to a tragic end. The body of the Marine was discovered Tuesday afternoon near a North Carolina highway, according to television station WITN-TV.

Although the Marine Corps has not officially released the name of the deceased, the Morris Daily Herald has identified him as Steven Hancock of Coal City, Ill.

Coal City schools superintendent Kent Bugg told the Herald:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family...

“He was a great kid. He was serving his country so that obviously says a lot about him and his character."

Marine spokesman Lt. Hector Alejandro told reporters that Hancock's body was first spotted by an Osprey crew on a search mission to find their missing colleague.

An investigation into how Hancock fell from the Osprey is underway.

Body of Marine who fell from Osprey found

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