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News Release

October 29, 2012

D1-PADET NYC - PA2 Sabrina Laberdesque

Contact: Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque


Office: (212) 514-4287

Mobile: (917) 703-0983

Coast Guard searching for missing Connecticut swimmer

NEW HAVEN, Conn., - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer in Milford, Conn., Today.

Missing is 40-year-old Brian Bakunas, who was last seen swimming near the Walnut Beach Pier shortly before 8 p.m. The reporting source lost site of Bakunas in the heavy surf.

The Coast Guard is urging the public to stay clear of beaches  Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coast Guard Public Affairs at 917-703-0983. 

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