Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Zion, Illinois

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews and local agencies are searching the waters off Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, Ill., this evening for a 20-year-old man who was reported missing.

The name of the missing swimmer is not known at this time.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Command Center in Milwaukee were notified by the Illinois State Police of a swimmer who was seen entering the water, but not resurfacing, at 5:13 p.m. Central Standard Time. They immediately directed the launch of Coast Guard search crews aboard an HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Facility Waukegan, Ill., and a 41-foot utility boat from Station Kenosha, Wis.

The Coast Guard crews are searching the area alongside boatcrews from several other agencies.

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