Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Swimmer Missing after Going to Struggling Teens' Aid

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Swimmer Missing after Going to Struggling Teens' Aid

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A 30-year-old swimmer at Fernandina Beach is missing after he swam out to assist two teenagers who were struggling in the surf Saturday afternoon.

The two teenagers managed to reach shore and reported the man missing.

A U.S. Coast Guard boat from Mayport and helicopter from Savannah were called in to join the search, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Steve Lehman.

As of 6 p.m., Lehman said the Coast Guard units were wrapping up the first leg of their search, but had yet to locate the man.

Clifford Davis

PUTNAM

11 ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANTS; 9 SOUGHT

Putnam County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 of 20 people Friday sought in a series of warrants dealing with drug and prescription narcotic sales.

The warrants are part of a six-month undercover operation by the sheriff's vice and drug unit that ranged throughout Putnam County, but concentrated in the San Mateo and southern Putnam County areas.

Among the arrested are Antonio Lamar Gilyard, 38; Larry Burless Gilyard, 42; Michael Leonard Knowles, 23; Sara Marie Stone, 27; Lindsey Nicole Walker, 27; Cartageous Sentell Valentine, 34; Courtney Mae Holdefield, 26; Vincent Alexander Quiles, 34; Kendrick Kanard Johnson, 32; and Della R. …

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