MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A search for a missing swimmer near Miami Beach has tragically ended after his body was found.
Ocean Rescue crews located the body at around 9:40 a.m., Thursday.
7SkyForce hovered over the scene as crews carried the body, covered by a yellow tarp, back to shore.
The 43-year-old man who was found dead was the father of an 11-year-old child, who crews rescued on Wednesday evening.
Police said they got the call just before 6 p.m., reporting several swimmers in distress near 54th Street and Collins Avenue.
Authorities said, thanks to a good Samaritan, two made it back to shore safely, while two men remained stuck in the surf.
A witness recorded a man in his 50’s being pulled from the ocean, unresponsive and rushed to Mount Sinai.
The good Samaritan who tried to save the swimmer died.
The 11-year-old child is said to be OK.
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