Covington County native among those missing after helicopters collide
A Florala native is believed to be among a dozen Marines missing after a two helicopters collided off the Hawaii coast.
Lt. Josh Turner was among those on board according to family friends and also reported by The Andalusia Star.
The U.S. Coast Guard searched Friday for survivors seven miles offshore but were hampered by bad weather. Swells reached 16 feet, surf rose to 40 feet and visibility extended to only one mile, the Coast Guard said.
The newspaper reports that Turner’s mother, and siblings, still live in Covington County. His Facebook page shows Turner married last year and was stationed in Hawaii.
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