Search and rescue operations were underway off the Japanese coast early Thursday local time after a Marine Corps KC-130 with five crew members and an F/A-18 fighter jet with two crew members collided in midair at about 1:42 a.m., roughly 55 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape Muroto, Kochi Prefecture.

Earlier today, military officials announced that one Marine had been rescued and was being evaluated by medical personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, where the service members are based. Japanese officials later said the Marine was one of the F/A-18 crew members.

Later, Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, told Military Times that a second person had been recovered from the crash and was being transported by helicopter back to Japan. However, Martinez could not verify the condition of the crew member, or say whether tmarinecorpstimes.comhe service member recovered was from the C-130 or the Hornet.

“We are praying that that individual is okay, but we don’t know right now,” Martinez said.

Military officials said one Marine was in fair condition and the other was being evaluated at a local hospital.