Coast Guard ends search for missing person in the water near Fort Pirerce, Fla.

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing 26-year-old swimmer at approximately 7:30 a.m., Monday after his body was found on the beach at Avalon State Park in Fort Pierce, Fla.

A body matching the description of Surendra Sri Thakur, 26, was found by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 7:00 a.m., and was identified by next-of-kin.

Sri Thakur and his cousin, Patrick were swimming in the vicinity of Avalon State Park when a rough surf and current caused the two males to drift apart. A good Samaritan on a surf board rescued Patrick from the water and brought him ashore with no medical concerns. Sri Thakur was last seen struggling to stay afloat and was not wearing a life jacket.

The Coast Guard was notified at 12:24 p.m., Sunday, and immediately launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew and Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Fla., boatcrews. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office also launched a helicopter aircrew and boatcrew.

Assisting in the search were:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant
  • Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce
  • Members of St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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