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Marine dies during training at Camp Pendleton

January 14, 2011 |  3:20 pm

A Marine died during a training accident at Camp Pendleton in which an amphibious assault vehicle became submerged, base officials said Friday.

Five other Marines in the vehicle survived without injury. The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. in the Del Mar boat basin on the base.

The unidentified Marine was recovered at 2:15 p.m. and flown by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m., officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego