7th District Southeast Public Affairs
June 30, 2012
Air Station Savannah
Contact: Lt. Clinton Lemasters
Office: (912) 652-4646
Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer in Nassau Sound
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer in the Nassau Sound near Bird Island, Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville operational watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan on the pleasure craft Shady Grady at approximately 12:50 p.m., that the missing male and his wife were swimming in approximately 15-feet of water when the male got swept offshore by the current and went under the water.
Rescue crews on scene searching are:
Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., rescue boat crew
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office air and water rescue crews
Nassau County Sheriff's Department rescue crew
Florida Fish and Wildlife rescue crew
The name of the missing swimmer is not being released at this time.
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