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UPDATE- Search for Reported Missing Swimmer

For Immediate Release:  July 10, 2018


On July 9, 2018 at 9:04 pm, patrol officers and the Atlantic City Fire Department responded to the 500 block of the beach for a report of a possible missing swimmer. 

Officers located a family who stated that they observed a man enter the ocean and they never saw him return to the beach.  The United States Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police searched the ocean by boat and helicopter for the man, but he was not located.  Their search was discontinued overnight.  The fire and police departments continued to search the shoreline throughout the night.

First responders returned to search the ocean this morning.  The police department has not received any reports of a missing person.  Also, there were no unattended personal belongings located on the beach in the area the swimmer entered the water.

The description of the swimmer is a white male with dark hair in his 40s or 50s, approximately 5'10" in height, and last seen wearing dark colored shorts.  He also had noticeable sunburn on his torso.

Anyone with information about this individual or this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.

Alert sent on 07/10/2018 at 11:45 EDT


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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