A sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has been officially declared dead after he went missing on July 17 and search and rescue efforts failed to find him, a Navy official said.

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The Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.

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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.

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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea as it continues operations in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility in this April 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis)

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.

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Pat Morrissey

A sailor who hid below decks for seven days on the USS Shiloh, prompting the Navy to think he died after falling overboard, has been transferred to the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, where he will be confined to await a possible court-martial, Navy Times reports.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Pat Morrissey

For 50 hours, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet and Japanese Coast Guard and naval forces frantically searched for Gas Turbine Systems Technician 3rd Class Peter Mims — a sailor who went missing from the USS Shiloh.

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