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The wreck of an Argentine submarine that exploded and disappeared has been found almost exactly a year after it went missing.
The ARA San Juan submarine was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, said the navy, crushing the last hopes for relatives of the 44 crew.
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There has been 'positive identification of the ARA San Juan,' at a depth of 2,600 feet, a statement on Twitter from the navy said.
The Seabed Constructor, a vessel owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, which set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, made the discovery.
Navy - Contact - Submarine - November - Year
The navy lost contact with the submarine on November 15 last year, about 280 miles from the Argentine coast.
It was on its way back to base from Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina.
Families - Crew - Members - Accident
The families of the 44 crew members who perished in the accident have been summoned to be officially informed.
Luis Niz, the father of one of the missing sailors said: 'I still had hopes that they could be alive.'
Yolanda - Mendiola - Mother - Crewman - Leandro
Yolanda Mendiola, the mother of crewman Leandro Cisneros, 28, said: 'We are with the other relatives. They are going to show us the photos. They say that our youngsters are inside.
'We are all destroyed here.'
Navy - Spokesman - Rodolfo - Ramallo - Todo
Navy spokesman, Rodolfo Ramallo, told Todo Noticias TV that the Ocean Infinity ship 'decided to do a new search...
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