Marine dies following an incident in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WVEC) -- A marine has died following an incident in Wilmington, N.C.

Corporal Edwin Estrada, a CH-53 helicopter mechanic assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter squadron 464, Marine Aircraft Group 29, died during an incident on November 19 around 6 a.m.

NCIS is working with local law enforcement ti conduct a thorough investigation and determine the facts of the incident.

Estrada is from Los Angeles, California and joined the Marine Corps in July of 2014.

He was promoted to Corporal in July of 2017.

He has several awards including the Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

The investigation is still ongoing. No further information has been released.

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