Disappearance off Hunting Island

A man was reported missing while swimming of Hunting Island about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he failed to resurface probably because of strong rip currents reported in the area. 

Joseph Scott and his friends were swimming about 200 yards offshore when, they say, “he went underwater and never resurfaced.” A search was conducted for two hours after the report was filed and was continued at 7 a.m. the following day.

 There were five other rescue attempts in the past of people swimming near the island.  This is attributed to the islands geography, which surrounds it in strong currents.

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