SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — The U.S. Navy Sunday has identified five sailors killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday.

The fallen service members were identified as:


Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California
Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia
Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri

Military officials announced Saturday that the search for the sailors was now being considered a recovery effort after several days of searching for signs the sailors had survived when the chopper crashed into the ocean Tuesday, according to Fox5sandiego.


Geo quick facts: San Diego County, officially the County of San Diego, is a county in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,095,313, making it California’s second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States – Wikipedia.

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