Marine killed during routine military operation

A Marine died Tuesday evening during what were described as “routine military operations” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps.

The Marine was part of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and died around 5 p.m. The incident is under investigation, the Marine Corps said in a statement, and the name of the deceased will not be released until at least 24 hours after next of kin are notified.

“At this time we are not aware of any additional injuries,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps said.

The death comes after a Marine died and 14 others were injured in December when an amphibious combat vehicle rolled over at the training camp. And in August, one Marine died after participating in live-fire training.

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