UPDATE: Bay County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing swimmer

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UPDATE: July 11, 2021 2:34 p.m.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sheriff’s office has identified the recovered swimmer who was found behind Pelican Walk Saturday evening.

The swimmer was identified as 20-year-old Donte Plant. He was visiting Panama City Beach from Atlanta, Georgia.

The body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Our prior version of the story is below.

UPDATE: July 10, 2021

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sheriff’s announced the body of the swimmer reported missing on Saturday has been located in the same area.

The swimmer was a black male, 18 to 20 years old, and was visiting the area.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sherriff’s Office responded to a call reporting four distressed swimmers Saturday afternoon in the Gulf behind the Pelican Walk.

Two of the swimmers managed to come in on their own and one was assisted by a concerned citizen with a floatation device.

One swimmer remains missing at this time. The swimmer was described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old and visiting from out of town.

The Coast Guard and FWC are assisting with the search.

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