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Coast Guardsman dies during training

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A New York member of the U.S. Coast Guard fell overboard to his death during a nighttime anti-terrorism training exercise in Virginia, authorities said.

The gear-laden body of third-class petty officer Shawn Lin, 24, was recovered Thursday evening from Chesapeake Bay.

The guardsman was part of a team being trained to capture a ship taken over by terrorists on Wednesday night.

Lin had climbed out of a 25-foot craft and grabbed hold of a ladder on the outside of a 175-foot Coast Guard cutter when he fell into the water at high tide.

His crew hunted for him but he didn't resurface, authorities said.

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