The body Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, 39, a Navy pilot from Santee who was missing since his helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach a week ago, was recovered Tuesday by a team of Navy divers.
Snyder was among five sailors aboard the MH- 53E Sea Dragon when it crashed about 11 a.m. Jan. 8, according to a statement released by Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic.
A memorial service for Snyder, and two other sailors killed in the crash, was being planned for Friday at Naval Station Norfolk.
In a statement, the Snyder family said it was "truly thankful to the men and women of the United States Navy. Sean was a man of honor and a true hero, not only to his country, but also to his wife, children, family and friends. Our strength and trust remain in Christ."Read the whole story on Santee Patch.
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