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2 US Navy Seals Declared Dead After 11-Day Search In Arabian Sea

US military said the two Navy Seals weighed down by their body armor, weapons and heavy equipment, they plunged into the depths of the Arabian Sea and died.

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The slain US Navy Seal Nathan Gage Ingram. Photo: AP
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Two US Navy SEALs were considered deceased after the 10-day search to rescue the lost brave hearts in the Arabian Sea during a mission to board a ship and confiscate Iranian-made weapons was called off. 

The US military made the announcement saying under the darkness of night, in the roiling high seas off the coast of Somalia, members of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 3 began to climb aboard an unflagged ship that was carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen, AP reported.

The report said as “Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram began climbing the ladder onto the boat, he slipped, falling into a gap the waves had created between the vessel and the SEALs’ combatant craft. As he went under, Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers jumped into the gap to try to save him.”

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However, it said weighed down by their body armor, weapons and heavy equipment, the two SEALs plunged into the depths of the Arabian Sea and died. 

US strikes against Houthi rebels:

The Yemen-based Houthis have been conducting a campaign of missile and drone attacks against commercial and Navy ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden over Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. 

And US retaliatory strikes have so far not deterred their assaults.

11-day search for missing US Navy Seals:

The 11-day search and rescue mission to locate the two SEALs was called off on Sunday and became a recovery effort. And on Monday, the Navy released their names, after their families were notified.

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“Chris and Gage selflessly served their country with unwavering professionalism and exceptional capabilities,” the report quoted Capt. Blake Chaney, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, which oversees SEAL Team 3. 

“This loss is devastating for NSW, our families, the special operations community, and across the nation,” he was quoted as having said.

US President Joe Biden pays his tributes to the two brave-hearts: 

US President Joe Biden said in a statement that, “Jill and I are mourning the tragic deaths of two of America’s finest — Navy SEALs who were lost at sea while executing a mission off the coast of East Africa last week.” He said the SEALs represent “the very best of our country, pledging their lives to protect their fellow Americans. Our hearts go out to the family members, loved ones, friends, and shipmates who are grieving for these two brave Americans.”

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