Let's hope they did survive!
A little back story.http://www.encyclopedia.com/video/PDKUIKMJhhM-navy-ch46-sea-knight-helicopter.aspx
Old story (about 10 years). None survived. Happened off San Diego. I think 17 were lost.
The crash of a Marine Corps helicopter into the ocean off San Diego that killed seven men; Six Marines and a Navy corpsman died. Eleven Marines survived.The death toll from the Dec. 9 crash would have been higher without the quick thinking and bravery of two Marines aboard the helicopter and a Navy rescue specialist in a nearby boat who plucked several dazed and injured Marines from the water.http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/16/news/mn-41631