- "Terror hits you hard when your trapped in a helicopter many feet underwater, far from air."
21 Waterborne commandos were loaded up into 3 helicopters at around 5:46 AM to launch a dawn attack on the base.
After arriving, the 3 helicopters began to do strafe runs. One gunboat was destroyed by Light 1 and 12 maintence workers killed by Light 2 gunner Ramirez Waterborne. Light 3 attempted to land troops in the base, but the parachuting commandos were shot as they jumped from Light 3. Light 1 and Light 2 continued to shoot at the base, when an anti air missile struck Light 2,
Light 2 plummetted into the ocean, killing 5 of the 7 on board instantly. Light 3 was later shot down as well, leaving only Light 1 still flying. A capitol marksman shot the pilot and co pilot of Light 1, causing it to plummet on the beach and explode, killing everyone on board but a sole commando .
The loss was devastating for the Waterbornes, and when word returned to Arthur, he was in a state of distress. The attack on the base alerted the Capitol that they didn't own District 4, beginning the downfall of the Waterbornes.
Bridgett Waterborne: Drowned trying to escape the sunken Light 2.
Ramirez Waterborne: Fell out of helicopter and either died on impact with ocean or drowned after impact.
Jon Waterborne: Killed instantly when Light 2 crashed.
Amlyn Waterborne: Survived crash of Light 2 and escaped drowning. One of the only two survivors of the operation.