United States Coast Guard - 8th District Heartland

06/24/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/24/2019 19:27

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida

News Release

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008
Eighth District online newsroom

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida

NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer near Destin, Florida, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 2 p.m. of a missing swimmer last seen swimming 150 yards off the beach by Seagrove Place.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Fort Walton County Sheriff's Office
  • Fort Walton Fire Department
  • Destin Beach Lifeguard

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6212.

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