Coast Guard searches for Fla. Panhandle jet skier

August 28, 2012 - 2:37 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who went missing while jet skiing off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., in storm-churned waters.

The Coast Guard says three helicopters and a plane were searching Tuesday for the 47-year-old man reported missing Monday night.

A Coast Guard spokesman says crews would temporarily suspend their search when wind and rain conditions from Hurricane Isaac make it too difficult for them to continue.

The spokesman says the missing man's wife called authorities around 8:30 p.m. Monday after he failed to return from jet skiing.