Authorities suspend search for missing swimmer off Longboat Key

Sarasota County
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LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Rescue crews suspended the search for a missing swimmer in the waters of Longboat Key on Sunday. 

At about 11 a.m. Sunday, someone called 911 to report seeing a shirtless man in distress at Longboat Key Beach. The witness said he disappeared in the water and never came back for air and that he may have been pulled under by a rip current. 

Multiple agencies responded and dispatched five boats and a helicopter to assist in the search. At about 3 p.m., Longboat Key police said the search had been suspended and they were not 100 percent sure whether anyone was actually missing, as they have not received any reports of missing individuals. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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