Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Miami

MIAMI. – The Coast Guard, along with local agencies, is searching for a missing swimmer about 150 yards off Miami Beach, Fla., Monday evening.

A Miami Beach Police Department officer was flagged down by a male who stated that his friend had gone missing while swimming offshore at 72nd Street.

Coast Guard search-and-rescue coordinators in Miami received this information at approximately 7:45 p.m. from Miami Beach Police Department dispatch and immediately launched a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach small boat and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HH-65 rescue helicopter to search for the missing swimmer.

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