Swimmer reported missing in Jacksonville

The seekers are looking for a grown white man with black shorts who disappeared after 2 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – First responders search for a missing swimmer at Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

The first report is about a grown man in black shorts. This is based on information confirmed by Jacksonville Fire Department officials.

Around 1:30 p.m. he is said to have gone into the water with two children. He has not been seen since.

The children are safe, local rescuers have told officials.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for the search. First Coast News asked JSO for more information and a crew on their way to the scene.

Red flags have been flying on the beaches of the First Coast for several days with dangerous currents.

Ocean Rescue Captain Rob Emahiser told First Coast News earlier this week that his teams had already carried out several rescue operations.

If you are caught in a current, do not swim straight to the shore.

Shout out for help first. Then swim parallel to the bank until you are rescued or get out of the current. Once you get out of the rip current, you can try swimming back to shore.

Make sure you stay afloat and don’t panic.

First Coast News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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