Search is on for man, 20, missing after going for a swim near Destin


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DESTIN, Florida — The search continues for a swimmer who went missing off Crab Island in the Florida Panhandle.

The Northwest Daily News ( ) reports the 20-year-old man didn't return after going for a swim on Sunday evening. He had rented a boat with a group of friends to spend the day on Crab Island.

Officials say the man and a female friend got off the boat to swim around 5 p.m. Sunday. The woman made it safely back onto the boat. Authorities were alerted and the Coast Guard and Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials began searching.

Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Florida),

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