Search suspended for airman missing in Gulf of Mexico
PENSACOLA, Fla. - After four days of searching the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended search operations for a missing Hurlburt Field special tactics airman.
The search was suspended Friday evening.
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On Tuesday morning, an airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing fell into the Gulf of Mexico south of Hurlburt Field while performing a planned static-line jump from a C-130 aircraft.
The Pensacola News Journal reports Coast Guard air and boat crews spent over 130 hours on scene and searched more than 4,909 square-nautical miles but were unable to locate him.
The U.S. Air Force is now overseeing a recovery effort. The airman’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.