An MV-22 Osprey launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in August. Two Marines deployed on the ship bailed 0ut of an Osprey in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday after it experienced power problems, and one of them has not been recovered, Navy officials said. The search for him was unsuccessful and called off Thursday. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)

The Navy said Thursday it had called off a search for a Marine who had jumped from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft over the Persian Gulf after it briefly lost power, and he is now presumed dead.

The Navy had been searching for the Marine, a member of the Osprey’s crew, since the incident occurred Wednesday at 2:10 p.m. He and another member of the crew jumped from the Osprey when it appeared it would crash, but its pilot was able to regain control of it and land aboard the USS Makin Island, an amphibious assault ship, Navy officials said.

Written by Dan Lamothe
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