Miss­ing sailor iden­ti­fied

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

TOKYO: The US Navy has iden­ti­fied an Amer­i­can sailor who went miss­ing from a war­ship last week in Ja­pan’s south­ern wa­ters.

The Navy said yes­ter­day that Peter Mims of In­ter­lachen, Florida, is be­lieved to have fallen into the sea from the guided-mis­sile cruiser USS Shiloh dur­ing rou­tine op­er­a­tions on Thurs­day about 290km east of Ok­i­nawa. The search was sus­pended on Sun­day af­ter the US and Ja­panese navies and Ja­pan’s coast guard failed to find him af­ter search­ing more than 50 hours.

The Navy said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way. Mims en­listed in 2014 and re­ported to the Shiloh in Au­gust that year. – AP

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