PENSACOLA, Florida (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An airman who is presumed dead after an unplanned parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft off Florida’s Panhandle has been identified as a Dallas native.
According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations Wing, part of the Air Force Special Operations Command.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
On Tuesday morning, Condiff fell into the Gulf of Mexico south of Hurlburt Field while performing a planned static-line jump.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
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.
Condiff, a Dallas native, attended Utah Valley University and served a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spokane, Washington.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
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