Coast Guard crews searching for missing swimmer near Philadelphia

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (D5 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is searching today for a 21-year-old man who disappeared while swimming with a friend 30 yards from the Talcony-Palmyra Bridge near Philadelphia.

Missing is Sandro Valentine.

The Coast Guard received a call at 7:21 p.m. from a member of the Philadelphia Police Department reporting Valentine disappeared under the water after he was caught in a strong current while swimming.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, members of the Philadelphia Police Department, members of Philadelphia Fire and Rescue and Swift Water Rescue are searching for the man.

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