Search underway for sailor who went overboard off USS Lincoln

Four ships are looking for the sailor.

Search underway for sailor who went overboard off USS Lincoln

Search and rescue efforts are underway for a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, who was reported overboard Wednesday in the Arabian Sea, Navy officials have announced.

The Lincoln along with the cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, the Spanish frigate Méndez Núñez and the Pakistani ship PSN Aslat are looking for the sailor, who has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, a 5th Fleet news release says.

The Navy is withholding the sailor's name per the service's policy.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jeff Schogol

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