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A Missing US Navy Sailor Was Found Hiding On His Ship After 7 Days

Officials said they thought Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims was lost at sea, but he was actually aboard the USS Shiloh the whole time.
Posted at 4:19 PM, Jun 15, 2017

Last week, U.S. Navy officials thought Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims fell overboard and was lost at sea near Japan.

But, it turns out, he was alive on the ship that reported him missing the entire time.

Mims was working on the USS Shiloh when he was reported missing June 8.

The Navy says his disappearance started a search that lasted more than 50 hours and covered roughly 5,500 square miles of the Philippine Sea.

The ocean search was eventually called off, but the Shiloh's crew continued looking for Mims on the ship.

Sources told the Navy Times he was found hiding inside one of the engine rooms.

It's unclear exactly what Mims was doing in the engine room or how he survived a week there. But the Navy says it's investigating.