Sailor Missing After Going Overboard Off NC Coast From Missile Cruiser USS Normandy

Officials report that a sailor from the Norfolk-based missile cruiser, the USS Normandy, has gone missing after going overboard off the coast of North Carolina.

Fleet Forces Command Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki tells 13News Now the sailor went overboard around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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Lt. Wierzbicki says the ship was conducting independent training at the time approximately 80 nautical miles off the coast when the sailor reportedly went overboard.

Details are developing and we're working to gather more information at this time. Stay with WFMY News 2 online, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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