Coast Guard ends search for possible missing swimmer near Treasure Island

TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard ended the search for a possible missing female swimmer near Treasure Island, Fla., approximately 100 yards offshore of the Page Terrace Hotel, at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Treasure Island Police Department received the initial call Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. and notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., of a female in a silver/metallic bikini, approximately in her mid 30’s swimming near the swim buoy offshore. Her clothing items which consisted of a brown t-shirt and tan “Liz Claiborne” shorts remained on the beach about 400 yards from the hotel. The source contacted authorities after walking up the beach a second time and noticed that her clothes were still there and she was no longer in sight.

A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., a 25-foot rescue boat crew from Station St. Petersburg along with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department and Treasure Island Police Department searched approximately 55 square-miles for the possible missing swimmer.

The police confirmed no missing person reports.

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