KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Marine who died after a recreational boat capsized off Hawaii over the weekend was identified as Sg. Jaylon Walker.
The Marine Corps said Monday the 24-year-old from Garland, served as an aviation electronics communications system technician. He was assigned to a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 in Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday a 17-foot boat overturned with three men onboard near the north side of the Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay.
Two of the men were able to swim back to shore and notify authorities. The third was found unconscious. He wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse.
Squadron commander Lt. Col. Robert Flannery says Walker was a fine Marine and will be truly missed by everyone in the squadron.