Missing Fitzgerald sailors found dead in flooded compartments

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( CNN) All seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s crash with a seller container, a US Navy official tells CNN.

The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers determined the bodies Sunday morning Japan time after the vessel returned to its base in Japan.

“The households are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The identifies of the sailors will be released after all notifications are stir, ” the Navy said in a statement without specifying the number of bodies that had been recovered.