Missing Airman Who Fell Out of Plane Into Gulf of Mexico Identified

The Air Force has identified the missing airman who fell out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise as 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff.

Condiff was a Special Tactics combat controller and fell from a C-130 aircraft on Tuesday during a parachute training exercise, according to the Air Force. His parachute was deployed, officials said. Condiff fell from the plane at about 1,500 feet and others in the plane saw him tread water after he landed. It was unclear what caused him to fall.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Saturday that the search for Condiff had been suspended and the Air Force is working to recover his body. Condiff is survived by his wife and their two daughters as well as his parents, sister and two brothers, according to the Air Force.

Source: Missing Hurlburt airman identified as Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff

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