- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man who disappeared while swimming in the ocean has been identified.

News outlets report 32-year-old Johnnie Thomas was identified Thursday as the man who went missing Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses told police that Thomas began having difficulties around 100 yards (91.41 meters) off shore. A news release from the Vero Beach Police Department says he did not resurface after being spotted going under the water.

Evangelist Franklin Graham calls impeachment hearing 'a day of shame for America'
John Kennedy mocks Nancy Pelosi: 'It must suck to be that dumb'
Joe Biden calls man a 'damn liar' at campaign event after he brings up son Hunter

Police spokeswoman Officer Anna Carden says Thomas had been swimming with his girlfriend.

Authorities say search efforts will continue.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide