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Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision, El Paso native among those found

The U.S. Navy says divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week.

Among the bodies found, El Pasoan and Irvin High School graduate, Abraham Lopez.

The Japan-based 7th Fleet said Monday that Navy and Marine Corps divers found the remains. They had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer after the damaged ship docked in Singapore.

Lopez’s stepbrother, Ramiro Garcia told ABC-7 that Lopez was married and a father of two daughters.

“He mentioned he wanted to retire. He said his daughters were growing up and wanted to spend more time with them,” Brown said.

The cause of the Aug. 21 collision is under investigation.

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