Gas Turbine Systems Technician 3rd Class Peter Mims was missing for a week before being found aboard his own ship
The disappearance of Mims, 23, sparked a 50-hour search over 5,500-square miles across the Philippine Sea
Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims was found alive, on board, after hiding in the for a week in the engine room of the U.S.S. Shiloh
The AWOL sailor was presumed lost overboard on June 8 – sparking huge rescue operation by the American and Japanese navies
The 5,500-square mile naval search was reluctantly called off at midnight on June 11, with so much disappointment
Mims has been transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan for psychiatric evaluation
Peter Mims, the American sailor who went missing from the U.S.S. Shiloh last week, has been found safe on board the ship
An American sailor who was presumed dead following a huge man-overboard search has been found alive after he was discovered to have been hiding in his own ship’s engine room for a week.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims was thought to have been lost on June 8 while his guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh was operating in the Philippine Sea.
Forces from the US and Japanese navies conducted a 50-hour search over 5,500 square-miles before the rescue was reluctantly called off at midnight on June 11.|However, four days later, the gas turbine systems technician was located alive and well, according to the Navy Times, although the circumstances of how he survived undetected for seven days are not clear.
Mims, 23, from Interlachen, Florida, has been transported to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier for psychiatric evaluation and his disappearance is under investigation.
A Navy sailor who was presumed to have gone overboard was discovered hiding in the engine room of his cruiser.
Peter Mims, a gas turbine systems technician, was serving aboard the USS Shiloh, based out of Japan, when he went missing without a trace on June 8.