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43-year-old swimmer from Georgia dies in Jacksonville Beach

The swimmer was reported missing at about 6:35 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A swimmer died Friday evening after being reported missing in Jacksonville Beach.

The swimmer was reported missing at about 6:35 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

Lifeguards immediately began a search of the area with assistance from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's Air Unit.

At about 7:16 p.m., officials found the man, later identified as 43-year-old Etoyi Preaster from Georgia, unresponsive. 

First responders took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.