U.S. Coast Guard officials said they’ve recovered the bodies of two of the three crewmembers who had been missing since a helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay in Alabama. Searchers recovered the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor of Snow Hill, N.C.; and Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron of Portland, Ore., Thursday, authorities said.
A fourth crewmember, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, had been found unresponsive and later pronounced dead shortly after the Tuesday night crash. The MH-65C helicopter crashed in the bay’s shallow waters during a training mission. Active search and rescue operations for the remaining missing crewmember have been suspended, and crews are now conducting salvage and recovery operations, the Coast Guard said in a statement.