2 Alabama natives among missing marines in Hawaii

A search vessel cruises the waters off the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Two Marine helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters, military officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

(WIAT) — New clues have surfaced since 12 marines went missing after two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii. We have learned that two of them are Alabama natives.

Authorities searching for the marines have found pieces of debris and some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft.

The helicopters went down during a training mission last Thursday.

All the names of the marines have been released.

They range in age from 21 to 41

The Alabama natives are Sgt. William Turner from Florala and Steven Torbert from Florence.

Copyright 2016 WIAT CBS 42

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