Master Sgt. Greg Ramos with his brother, Sraff Sgt. Gavin Ramos while at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 14. Photo By: Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Master Sgt. Greg Ramos with his brother, Sraff Sgt. Gavin Ramos while at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 14. Photo By: Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Andersen Air Force Base officials announced Sunday that an airman who went missing following a late-night swim is now presumed dead.

The airman is being identified as Master Sgt. Greg Ramos of the 154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard.

Officials began an the extensive search more November 21 when Ramos went missing off Tarague Beach, part of the installation where water entry is only authorized only between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

It’s being reported by the Associated Press that Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, the 36th Wing commander, said the military is “extremely saddened” and he offered prayers for Ramos’ family and friends. He cautioned that while “the waters off Guam are beautiful and inviting,” they can be dangerous.

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