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Authorities suspend search for swimmer off Fort Lauderdale Beach

30-year-old man spotted going underwater, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities searched for a man for more than an hour Thursday after he disappeared while swimming in the ocean off Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said the 30-year-old man was seen going underwater and never resurfaced.

Sky 10 was above the 3500 block of Galt Ocean Drive as lifeguards on paddleboards and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue divers searched for the man.

A Broward Sheriff's Office helicopter also assisted in the search.

The search was suspended by 1:30 p.m. and authorities said the man was not found.


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