Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

U.S. Coast Guard MH-65  File Photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for a 33-year-old man who went missing off Tybee Island, Georgia.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located a man in the water matching the missing swimmer’s description at 11:40 a.m.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered the man and began life-saving procedures while en route to Station Tybee where EMS was waiting.

On Monday, Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by Tybee Island Fire and Rescue of a missing male swimmer at 6:38 p.m. The man was last seen by his wife swimming off Tybee Island in a wet suit on a body board.

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crews, a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew, Station Tybee boat crews, Tybee Island Fire and Rescue crews, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and local authorities assisted in the search.

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