Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing swimmer in Nassau Sound

Seventh Coast Guard District NewsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer in the Nassau Sound near Bird Island, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville operational watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan on the pleasure craft Shady Grady at approximately 12:50 p.m., that the missing male and his wife were swimming in approximately 15-feet of water when the male got swept offshore by the current and went underwater.

Rescue crews on scene searching are:

  • Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., small rescue boat crew
  • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office air and water rescue crews
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Department rescue crew
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife rescue crew

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