Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Coast Guard suspends their search Monday morning for a missing swimmer in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Missing is a Army Staff Sgt. Calvin LeBlanc, a 30-year-old male from Minot, N.D.

Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Ga., watchstanders received notification of the missing swimmer at approximately 5:20 p.m., Sunday from his wife stating that LeBlanc got caught in a rip current in the vicinity of the east beach on St. Simons Island and had been swept out to sea.

Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Ga., launched a boat rescue crew and Coast Guard Air Station Savannah launched an MH-65 Dolphin air rescue crew to the scene at approximately 5:28 p.m.

A total of 5 search patterns were completed encompassing 26-miles searched in approximately 18-hours.

Glynn County local law enforcement and Ga., Department of Natural Resources rescue crews remain on scene.

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