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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 645-00
October 19, 2000

REMAINS OF FOUR MISSING SAILORS ON USS COLE RECOVERED

A Navy recovery team today located and retrieved the four remaining sailors from USS Cole. Next-of-kin have been notified that the remaining sailors have been recovered. The remains will be flown to the United States for identification. The flight departure time to return the four sailors to the United States has not yet been determined.

All 17 Cole sailors killed in the incident have now been recovered, with nine previously identified.