2 Dead, 2 Rescued, 1 Missing After Navy Helicopter Crash Off Virginia Coast

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A sailor remained missing Thursday after a Navy helicopter with five crew members crashed into the ocean off the Virginia coast during a routine training mission, killing two crew members and leaving two in the hospital, the U.S. Navy said.

The two who died were among four crewmembers hoisted from the 42-degree waters Wednesday by a Navy helicopter and taken to a hospital, the Navy said in a statement. The two surviving sailors were being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. One is listed in serious condition, the other has been upgraded to fair, the Navy said in a news release.