The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Monday, August 21st. According to reports, the ship was badly damaged in the collision.
After the incident occurred, 10 sailors were reported missing and five were injured. The nation quickly joined in prayer for the missing sailors and their families, hoping they would be found safely.
A very heartbreaking updated on the sailors was released on Tuesday, August 22nd. According to CNN, one body was found at sea during the search among other human remains. Currently, and investigation is ongoing to determine if certain remains belong to the sailors.
President Trump commented on the update shortly after the information was released by the media, calling for prayer among the nation. He stated, “We pray for our fallen heroes who died while serving our country in the US Navy aboard the USS John S. McCain, and their families.”
The U.S. Navy earlier tweeted about the finding of the remains. The account revealed that the remains of some sailors were indeed located.
Please join us in prayer for the families of the sailors during this difficult time. May God comfort their loved ones and bring them peace in the midst of tragedy.
In unrelated news, the family of a famous fitness professional is also in need of prayer. The young athlete recently died from a freak accident at only 26 years old.