MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota family is asking for prayers for a missing United States Marine.
Sergeant Dillon Semolina grew up in Delano and graduated from the town’s high school. Relatives say the 24-year-old is among a dozen Marines missing after a helicopter crash off Oahu where he is stationed.READ MORE: First Major Snowfall Brings Avalanche Of Wintery Pics
Two helicopters somehow collided during a training mission in Hawaii late Thursday night. Witnesses heard an explosion, then saw a fireball. Searchers found an empty life raft and debris in the choppy water.
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Semolina’s family says he’s the crew chief for a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter. That’s the kind involved in last night’s crash.
Semolina’s parents live in Bloomington now.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: 'Heavy, Heavy, Heavy Snow' To Hit Northeastern Minnesota
If you would like to help, you can donate to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.