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Remains of Marines in Helicopter Crash Recovered

February 1, 2016, 5:47 PM HST
* Updated February 1, 6:15 PM
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U.S. Marines honor the lives of the 12 fallen Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 during a memorial service on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2016. Twelve U.S. Marines died when their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were involved in an incident off the coast of Oahu's Waimea Bay along the North Shore the evening of Jan. 14. U.S. Marine Corps Photo/ Lance Cpl. Maximiliano

U.S. Marines honored the lives of the 12 fallen Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 during a memorial service on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22. Twelve U.S. Marines died when their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were involved in an incident off the North Shore of Oahu the evening of Jan. 14. U.S. Marine Corps Photo/ Lance Cpl. Maximiliano.

The remains of some of the United States Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed on Jan. 14 have been recovered.

On Monday, the news was confirmed to several media outlets by the Marine Corps., however, details regarding where and when the remains were located was not available.

A salvage and recovery operation is underway to retrieve the remains, according to sources.

The accident on Jan. 14 involved two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters that crashed in the late evening hours. Each helicopter had six people on board, and all 12 individuals have been presumed dead.

Marine Corps. officials declined to comment further on the recovery operations.

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