Search ends without finding missing USS Lincoln sailor

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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Michael Dasilvi, Calif., directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst.

Search and rescue efforts have ended without locating a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, who was reported overboard on Wednesday, Navy officials have announced.


The Lincoln along with the cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, Patrol Squadron 10, Patrol Squadron 40, and the Spanish frigate Méndez Núñez ended search efforts on Friday after looking for the sailor in the Arabian Sea, a 5th Fleet news release says.

The sailor, whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, is still listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and shipmates of our lost sailor," Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, 5th Fleet commander, said in the news release. "During this tragic time, I want to thank the Spanish Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Méndez Núñez for their assistance in the search operations, and all the sailors involved in the search for their valiant efforts to find our shipmate."

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