Sailors confirmed dead

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NATIONAL (WCIA) — The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered the remains of all ten missing sailors. It includes Logan Palmer, of Decatur. The 23-year old was a graduate of Sangamon Valley High School.

The news comes one week after the U.S.S. John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Ten sailors, including Palmer, were unaccounted for.

Thursday, the Navy stopped all search and rescue efforts. Friday, it was announced they’d found the bodies of two other men. 

Sunday, all remains of the missing sailors were found. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Logan Palmer’s family released a statement: “We are heartbroken with the news and will miss him tremendously. We are so very thankful God gave us 23 amazing years with him and will cherish those memories for the rest of our lives.”

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