Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 20-year-old off Ponte Verda Beach

29 MayportJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year-old man is missing after he failed to resurface while swimming off Ponte Verda Beach, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report at 6:01 p.m., from St. Johns County Fire and Rescue stating that a young woman had watched her brother disappear underwater.

The Coast Guard has launched rescue crews aboard a 29-foot Response Boat — Small from Coast Guard Station Mayport and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

St. Johns County Sheriffs Office are the lead agency in the on-going search efforts. Also searching are St. Johns County Fire and Rescue and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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