Coast Guard, multiple agencies end search for missing swimmer near Harsens Island, Mich.

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard search crews ended their active search for a missing swimmer near Harsens Island, Mich., at about 4 p.m., Friday.

The man’s name is not being released.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from local 911 dispatchers at about 11:30 a.m., that a man was seen jumping off of a bridge on Harsens Island, and he did not resurface.

An aircrew aboard an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., and personnel and assets from the Canadian Coast Guard, Clay Township, Ira Township and St. Clair County searched an area about .5 square miles for about 5 hours.

The Coast Guard suspends a search and rescue case with extremely great care and deliberation. Only after a probable search area is saturated with the appropriate number of assets and resources, as well as maximum crew effort, and persons in distress are still not located, a decision is made to suspend a case.

The Coast Guard can resume a search if credible information is received that persons reported missing have survived.

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