Search Ends for Missing Swimmer off Panhandle Beach

Red Flag Beach
Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 13:53:03-05

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they've suspended the search for a swimmer who went missing last week off a Florida Panhandle beach.


Northwest Florida Daily News ( ) reported Tuesday that the Navarre Beach Fire Department has halted efforts to recover the body of 28-year-old Christopher Beal.


Beal went missing early Dec. 29 while swimming near the Navarre Beach pier. Officials say he got caught in a rip current.


Emergency management operations chief Tom Lloyd previously said red flags were flying at the beach, warning swimmers of dangerous rip currents.




Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.),

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