US Navy releases identities of missing sailors found dead inside the USS Fitzgerald

Heather Crawford reporting 06/18/2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The United States Navy reports that several sailors that were missing after the collision between USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship on Saturday have been found dead.

The Fitzgerald was operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, when it collided with a Philippine container ship.

The bodies of seven missing sailors were located in several flooded compartments, according to a press release.

The Navy says the sailors were transferred to a U.S. Naval Hospital for identification.

On Sunday, the Navy released a list of names of the deceased:

    - Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia

    - Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California

    - Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut

    - Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

    - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California

    - Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland

    - Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

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