FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The US Navy is reporting that the bodies of several sailors who went missing aboard the USS Fitzgerald after it collided with a large cargo ship in the sea near Japan have been found.
The U.S. Navy identified the seven sailors Sunday evening.
— 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 Carlos Victor 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
The bodies were located in a flooded compartment on the ship where it made contact with the cargo vessel.
Rigsby was a volunteer firefighter with the Lake Monticello Fire Department and a graduate of Fluvanna County High School.
He was 19 years old.
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