Five U.S. service members were rescued after an MH60 helicopter made an emergency landing in the sea Saturday off Okinawa Main Island in Japan, according to NHK News and the Okinawa Times.

BREAKING: 5 US service members rescued after emergency helicopter landing in sea

Five U.S. service members were rescued after an MH60 helicopter made an emergency landing in the sea Saturday off Okinawa Main Island, Japan, according to NHK News and the Okinawa Times.

The helicopter reportedly landed in the sea about 93 miles off Okinawa.

The Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed its Coast Guard performed the rescue operation Saturday.

The United States has a base in Okinawa, but there was no confirmation whether that is where the helicopter is based.

This is a developing story. Return to AJC.com throughout the day for updates.

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