The Coast Guard is assisting in the search for an Air Force airman who went missing after falling from a C-130 aircraft over the Gulf on Tuesday.
It happened around 1:45 p.m Tuesday. Crews are searching about a mile and a half south of Santa Rosa Island.
The Coast Guard says a staff sergeant was training. He fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet. They say others in the plane saw the airman’s parachute deploy and say he was treading water.