Missing sailor identified
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