Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

7th Coast Guard District NewsJACKSONVILLE, Fla.  – The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who disappeared at Fernandina Beach, Fla., Friday at approximately 3 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders received a call at approximately 3 p.m., from Nassau County Sheriff’s Office indicating that a 16-year-old male was swimming with a friend and was reportedly swept out by a rip current.

Rescue crews searching on scene are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., 45-foot rescue boat crew
  • Two 33-foot boat rescue crews from Coast Guard Marine Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Ga.
  • Fernandina Beach Fire and Rescue crews

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