Swimmer Missing in Panama City Beach

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities in Panama City Beach say one person is missing and more than two dozen swimmers have been rescued from dangerous waters.

Bay County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tony Walker says the person was still missing as of 6 p.m. Central on Saturday at the west end of Panama City Beach, and was first reported missing around 2 p.m. No other details have been released.

Authorities say deputies were on the beach with horns urging people to get out of the water. Strong rip currents were to blame for the dangerous conditions, pulling swimmers out to sea and sucking them under water.

The beach was open earlier Saturday before double-red flags were put up, closing the water for all swimmers.

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