TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has identified an American sailor who went missing from a warship last week in Japan’s southern waters.
The Navy said on Tuesday that Peter Mims of Florida is believed to have fallen into the sea from the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh during routine operations Thursday about 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of Okinawa.READ MORE: Candlelight Vigil Planned Thursday Evening For Fallen Elk Grove Officer
The search was suspended Sunday after more than 50 hours of searching by the U.S. and Japanese navies and Japan’s coast guard failed to find him.READ MORE: Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash Has El Camino Avenue Overpass Closed; Business 80 Open
The Navy said in a statement that an investigation was underway.MORE NEWS: Sacramento’s Solid Waste Fees Going Up Due To New State Composting Mandate
Mims enlisted in 2014 and reported to the Shiloh in August that year.