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  • 20 May 2014, 16:00

Marine Missing After Falling From Aircraft

Military personnel and sheriff's deputies are searching a remote area of North Carolina for a US Marine who is believed to have fallen from an aircraft.

The Marine fell from an Osprey aircraft, which can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane, near White Lake, in the eastern part of the state on Monday.

It is not clear what caused the unnamed serviceman to fall.

The aircraft was based Marine Corps Air Station New River, about 45 miles away from where the Marine went missing.

WITN quoted Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point spokesman Mike Barton as saying: "While the cause of the mishap is under investigation, our first priority is to locate our missing comrade.

"We ask that everyone keeps this Marine in their prayers and that you do nothing to hinder the efforts of the authorities involved in the search."

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