SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Update: On Sunday U.S. Senator John McCain tweeted his condolences to Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez's family after the Pentagon listed him as "whereabouts unknown."
The Department of Defense has confirmed that a local soldier is missing.
Officials say Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez went missing after a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Aug. 25. He is now listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).
Rivera-Lopez is from Tuscon, Arizona, but was living in Savannah. He was overseas supporting Operation Inherent Resolve when the incident occurred.
The Department of Defense is investigating.
This is a developing story and we will bring you more updates as soon as they become available.