- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy says a search is under way off North Carolina for a sailor who was reported missing from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall.

Lt. Michael Hatfield said the sailor went missing Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment.

He said the search is focusing on an area off Cape Hatteras. The Coast Guard has joined the Navy in the search.

While the Navy has not identified the sailor, Hatfield said the sailor is a junior petty officer, according to The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1Q1Gjht.)

The Carter Hall is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group based at Naval Station Norfolk.



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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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