Coast Guard ends search for reported person in the water near Panama City

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo

NEW ORLEANS – With no reports of missing persons, the Coast Guard has ended its search for a reported person in the water near Panama City, Florida, Wednesday.

The Coast Guard searched 998 miles for 26 hours.

Coast Guard Station Panama City received a report at 7:30 p.m. Monday of a swimmer seen struggling, submerging and not resurfacing near south Panama City beach.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher
  • Florida Wildlife and Fisheries helicopter aircrew
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