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Crashed Coast Guard chopper raised from Ala. bay

Thursday, March 01, 2012
At least 1 dead in Coast Guard helicopter crash

Authorities have hauled the wreckage of a Coast Guard helicopter out of Alabama waters but did not find the bodies of three missing crewmembers inside.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say the search continues for the missing men. A fourth man was found after the crash but died.

Coast guard officials identified the missing as Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor.

The MH-65C helicopter crashed on a training mission Tuesday evening near Point Clear in Mobile Bay.

One crewmember, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, was found unresponsive and later declared dead.

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