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Southeast Media Contact: (305) 415-6683

7th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: 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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