CAMP PENDLETON (CBSLA/AP) — Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.
The deadly incident took place at 11 a.m. in the Zulu Impact Area at Camp Pendleton, where the Marines were conducting routine range maintenance, KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports. Butler said a base spokesman explained that could mean anything from removing obstructions such as grass to clearing unexploded ordnance.
As one Marine told Butler on Wednesday night, though, “Nothing’s really routine in the Marine Corps … anything could go wrong at any time. It’s just what we prepapre for.”
The accident did not happen during a live fire exercise, KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reported.