Swimmer Missing Near Wabasso Beach Park

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer at Wabasso Beach Park.
Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer at Wabasso Beach Park.

WABASSO, Florida – Local agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a swimmer who may be missing from Wabasso Beach Park, officials said.

A beachgoer reported a man missing just before dark Saturday, which prompted the Coast Guard to launch a boat and helicopter.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray said a bystander saw a man swimming in the surf, but did not see him return.

The bystander reported what she saw to the Wabasso Beach Park lifeguards at approximately 4:15 p.m.

The swimmer was described as a 30 to 40-year-old white man with dark hair wearing a red bathing suit.

Officials resumed their search Sunday near the beach.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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