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Soldier with Tucson ties presumed dead after going missing off the coast of Yemen

Posted: 1:16 PM, Sep 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-03 05:10:01Z
Soldier presumed dead after going missing
Soldier presumed dead after going missing

A soldier who has been missing since August 25 is presumed dead according to the Defense Department.

The Pentagon has identified the soldier missing as Army Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez. He went missing off the coast of Yemen after a Black Hawk helicopter crash.

Senator McCain confirmed that Rivera-Lopez is from Tucson.

According to a press release from the  Military , Rivera-Lopez was assigned to the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. 

No other information is available at this time.

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