Search suspended for missing swimmer near Longboat Key

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Rescue crews have suspended the search for a swimmer who went missing near Longboat Key on Sunday morning.

Longboat Key Fire Rescue said a witness called 911 to report a man who appeared to be in distress off Longboat Key Beach and never came back up for air after possibly being pulled under by a rip current.

Officials said no one has been reported missing. However, witnesses told FOX 13 they stand by their statements that they saw a man go under.

Fire Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard, Longboat Key Police, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and Sarasota Police had joined in the search.

No other information was immediately available.