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Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

A man was reported missing in the water off Silver Sands State Park in Milford on Friday afternoon.
A man was reported missing in the water off Silver Sands State Park in Milford on Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: File

Update: The missing man has been resumed dead, with recovery efforts scheduled to resume Saturday. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.

MILFORD, Conn. — A massive search was underway Friday afternoon for a 28-year-old man who went missing after a wave swept him off a sandbar and into Long Island Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, police said.

At about 1 p.m., Milford Police received a call about two swimmers in distress off Charles Island at the beach. One swimmer was located, brought back to shore and is safe, police said.

The other swimmer has not been located by 3 p.m., police said. A multi-agency water rescue effort was underway, involving Eagle 3 helicopter, Stratford Police, jet skis, U.S. Coast Guard, Milford police  and Milford Fire Department divers in the water, police said via Facebook.

NBC Connecticut said the missing person was a 28-year-old man. He and another man rode their bikes to the Milford beach from Stratford, NBC Connecticut said.

People in a private boat rescued one man, but the other went under, NBC Connecticut said.

Click here for the story at NBC Connecticut.

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