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Fla.-based Navy officer removed after SC accident

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The executive officer of a Florida-based Navy Reserve squadron has been relieved of his duties following an investigation into the grounding of a patrol boat in South Carolina.

The Navy says Capt. Adrian Garcia was removed from his post on Tuesday. In April, a 34-foot patrol boat under Garcia's command ran aground on a jetty while transiting into Charleston Harbor. Three sailors aboard the boat had to be transported to a local hospital and the boat ended up sinking in about 20 feet of water. The Navy says Garcia demonstrated unsound judgment and failed to take responsible steps to prevent the incident from happening.

The Navy says Cmdr. Clay Wild will assume executive officer duties at the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 until Garcia's permanent relief is identified.

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