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Crews search for missing teen at Blind Pass Beach on Sanibel, two others rescued

Swimmers were having trouble with the current, fire department says.
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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 02, 2024


The U.S. Coast Guard was expected to continue searching late into Tuesday evening for a missing teen off Sanibel Island.

Watch the latest from Blind Pass Beach, and the conditions other beach-goers were experiencing when the teen disappeared while swimming Tuesday:

SEARCH UNDERWAY: Teenager went missing in strong currents at Blind Pass


Captiva Fire crews are searching for a missing teenager at Blind Pass Beach.

The fire department says around 11:49 a.m. Tuesday, three teens went out to a sand bar, but they all started having trouble with the current.

Crews rescued one boy and one girl, but have not been able to find the third teen, a boy, as of Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses told Community Correspondent Austin Schargorodski they were having trouble with the current. One woman said she would only go into the water up to her knees because of that.

Multiple agencies are on scene including the United States Coast Guard.