Several law enforcement authorities are helping in the search for a missing swimmer on South Padre Island.

Several law enforcement authorities are helping in the search for a missing swimmer on South Padre Island.

U.S. Coast Guard officials received a call at 12:29 p.m. today for assistance in looking for the swimmer who went missing near Beach Access No. 5 on the island, said Lt. Karl Alujandre, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

“The Coast Guard is actively searching along with local agencies for the missing swimmer,” Alujandre said.

The Coast Guard sent out a plane, helicopter and rescue boat to the area.

They are assisting the Cameron County Parks Rangers, South Padre Island police and fire departments, county lifeguards, and beach patrol with the search, Alujandre said.

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