Two Marines plucked from the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning are in stable condition.
Their fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Wednesday night. The U.S. Coast Guard reached the pair off the coast of Mexico after the pair floated for hours in the ocean.
"They heard him yelling for help, and they also heard a signal whistle. Like a distress signal whistle. So that...that sound would be able to carry a fairly long distance," Henry Dunphy, U.S. Coast Guard 2nd Class, said describing how they spotted the pilots.
The Marines are based at a station in Miramar, Calif. The aircraft has not been recovered.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.