Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick

Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing swimmer near Destin, Florida, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 469 square-nautical miles for approximately 18.5 hours.

There were no signs of distress or correlating reports of missing people.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar
  • Fort Walton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fort Walton Fire Department
  • Destin Beach Lifeguard

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 2 p.m. Monday of a missing swimmer last seen swimming 150 yards off the beach by Seagrove Place.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6212.


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