Wreckage has been discovered following an intense hunt for a $100 million Marine F-35 fighter jet that disappeared after its pilot ejected from the aircraft during a training mission over South Carolina.

The debris field was found in Williamsburg County, northeast of the area initially targeted by search teams after the warplane vanished Sunday. The search had been broadened to include teams from the Marines, Navy, Civil Air Patrol and local law enforcement.

"Members of the community should avoid the area as the recovery team secures the debris field,” Joint Base Charleston said in a statement Monday evening announcing the discovery. The statement did not say who, exactly, had found the debris.