Soldier from Washington state military base missing after parachuting training exercise

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Officials with the Mason County Sheriff's Office say search and rescue teams are looking for a soldier who disappeared near Shelton after a military parachuting training exercise.

The soldier is part of a special forces unit based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that was training Friday morning over a wooded area in Mason County.

The unidentified soldier was forced to deploy a reserve parachute during the training exercise and hasn't been seen since.

A search party made up of Mason County deputies, military personnel, tribal officials and others has set up a command post in Shelton.