Marines treated for decompression sickness

SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps says a ride craft lost vigour while 21,000 feet in the air during a training goal in San Diego and 5 people were treated for decompression sickness. 

Authorities contend a C-130J from the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron was carrying 46 passengers when it lost vigour Tuesday morning after holding off from the Marine Corps air hire in Miramar.

The craft returned safely to the air base.

However, the next day 4 Marines and a soldier from the 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, formed at Camp Pendleton, showed signs of decompression sickness.

They were treated at the Navy hospital in San Diego. 

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