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Desperate search and rescue mission is launched after Navy helicopter carrying five Marines goes missing en route to Air Station Miramar in San Diego

A desperate search is underway for a missing US Navy helicopter in San Diego, California, per authorities. 

At least five Marines are on board the aircraft, according to CBS8.

The helicopter took off from Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas on Tuesday night and was heading to the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar when it went missing.

Cal Fire said a call came in at 2.20am local time about the missing chopper.

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was last reported north of Interstate 8 and Kitchen Road, southeast of Descanso.

A search is underway for a missing military helicopter in San Diego, California (stock)

The helicopter was heading to the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar

The helicopter was heading to the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar

The area is currently covered in snow, making the search more difficult, officials said. 

The Sheriff’s department said it received a call shortly before 2am on Monday and sent its own helicopter to search, but the aircraft couldn’t reach the area due to a severe weather system hitting the region. 

Multiple agencies are involved in the search along with the Marine Corps, including Border Patrol. 

‘The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is coordinating search and rescue efforts with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the Civil Air Patrol. The most up-to-date information will be released as it becomes available,’ the Marine Corps said in a statement.

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