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Swimmer missing in Clearwater Pass near Sand Key Bridge

Authorities were searching Monday for a 27-year-old man who disappeared while swimming in Clearwater Pass near the Sand Key Bridge. James E. Poindexter's family was watching from shore, heard him yell for help and then lost sight of him about 2 p.m., public safety spokeswoman Joelle Castelli said.

Marine units from Clearwater Fire and Rescue, the Coast Guard and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office joined in the search but did not find the man.

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Swimmer missing in Clearwater Pass near Sand Key Bridge 09/02/13 [Last modified: Monday, September 2, 2013 7:12pm]

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