Coast Guard searching for an airman in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, the Air Force and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a person in the water two nautical miles offshore Destin, Florida.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to aid in locating an Airman who exited a C-130 aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew
  • Two Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crews
  • 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base
  • 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base
  • Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base
  • 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base
  • U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group, Duke Field
  • Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Escambia County Sheriff’s office
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


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