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.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 2, 2017
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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