US The Navy thought this sailor was lost at sea. He was just found alive — on his own ship.

22:55  15 june  2017
22:55  15 june  2017 Source:   MSN

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He was just found alive — on his own ship . 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy ). After the USS Shiloh reported an American sailor missing and presumed overboard on the evening of June 8, a massive ocean search began.

The Navy thought this sailor was lost at sea . He was just found alive — on his own ship . A US Navy sailor presumed lost at sea near Japan was found on board hiding in one of the ship ’s engine rooms, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News.

The USS Shiloh.© Spec. 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy The USS Shiloh.

After the Navy suspended the massive ocean search for her brother, who was thought to be lost at sea, Amy James said she still believed Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims was still alive.

“I just can’t believe he’s gone,” James told CBS affiliate WJAX. “Is this real? Is this a nightmare?”

She added: “He’s still alive, he’s got to be fighting for his life.”

The USS Shiloh had reported Mims missing and presumed overboard just days earlier, on June 8.

U.S. Navy and Japanese Coast Guard ships and aircraft spent more than 50 hours covering about 5,500 square miles of the Philippine Sea looking for Mims before the search was suspended at midnight on June 11.

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The Navy thought this sailor was lost at sea . He was just found alive — on his own ship . A US Navy sailor presumed lost at sea near Japan was found on board hiding in one of the ship ’s engine rooms, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher/Released(WASHINGTON) — A missing sailor from the USS Shiloh who triggered a massive man overboard search in the Philippine Sea has been found alive on board the ship .

“The decision to suspend the search was not arrived at lightly,” Rear Adm. Charles Williams said in a news release at the time. “Our thoughts are with our lost shipmate, his family, and the officers and crew of USS Shiloh.”

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A US Navy sailor who was thought to have gone overboard seven days ago and was presumed dead has been found alive aboard the ship that reported him In a statement, the Navy did not comment on Mims’ condition or say where he was found on his ship , the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh.

The sailor’s sister was hoping for good news, but said she was mostly just waiting for answers.

“Me and my family just want some peace,” James told WJAX.

On Thursday, the Navy announced it had found Mims — alive and aboard the ship.

The Navy’s 7th Fleet said Mims was found after the crew of the guided-missile cruiser continued to look for him on the ship. He has been transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan for a medical evaluation, and his disappearance is under investigation, according to a news release.

“We are thankful to have found our missing shipmate and appreciate all the hard work of our Sailors and Japanese partners in searching for him,” Rear Adm. Charles Williams said in a statement. “I am relieved that this Sailor’s family will not be joining the ranks of Gold Star Families that have sacrificed so much for our country.”

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The 7th Fleet’s news release does not say how Mims was found, or where on the ship he was located, but the Navy Times reported that the missing gas turbine systems technician had been hiding in one of the engine rooms.

The Navy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Mims, from Interlachen, Fla., enlisted in February 2014 and reported to the Shiloh in August of that year, according to the Navy.

He disappeared last week while the ship “was conducting routine operations 180 miles east of Okinawa, Japan,” the Navy said.

The search for Mims involved more than half a dozen U.S. and Japanese vessels along with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from multiple American ships.

When the Navy suspended its search, Williams, the rear admiral, said the decision “was not arrived at lightly,” adding: “Our thoughts are with our lost shipmate, his family, and the officers and crew of USS Shiloh.”

Just as the search for Mims was ramping up, the U.S. Navy called off an unsuccessful search for a sailor aboard the USS Normandy who was seen going overboard during a training exercise off the coast of North Carolina.

This post has been updated.

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