A Staff Sergeant has been missing for a few hours after he took a 1,500-foot plunge from a C-130 during a training exercise.
According to the New York Post, The airman was training around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when he plunged out of the C-130 aircraft and into the water, the US Coast Guard told local station WEAR.
Others on the plane saw the airman’s parachute deploy and reported that he was treading water, according to the Coast Guard.
When the C-130 made a turn to pick him up, they lost sight of him, officials said.
The airman was not immediately identified.
More details will come as the story develops.