Search underway for missing airman in Gulf of Mexico

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DESTIN, Fla. (WMBB) – The United States Coast Guard is searching for an airman after he went missing during a training event Tuesday.

The event took place south of Hurlburt Field. An area off the coast of Destin was searched Tuesday.

Rescue teams are spending Wednesday searching a 700 square mile area off the coast between Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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