HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
June 13, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-51
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONE U.S. SOLDIER DROWNS IN FALLUJAH, IRAQ
CAMP DOHA, Kuwait -- A Coalition soldier was found dead in a lake contained within a military compound near Fallujah this afternoon.
On Thursday at 5 p.m. (local Baghdad time) the soldier was reported missing and had been swimming.
Fellow Coalition soldiers found some of the soldier's personal gear and clothing at the edge of the lake. These discoveries then led to a search of the lake and immediate area until it became too dark to continue.
A thorough search of the lake and surrounding areas continued at first light this morning using of helicopters and Army divers.
Name of the deceased and unit will be withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
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