Search for missing swimmer continues

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the search near Navarre Beach for a missing local swimmer is ongoing.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday that Jay Wiley Evans, a 64-year-old Caucasian male, had not returned from his daily swim off of Navarre Beach.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Pensacola 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
  • Two Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews
  • Coast Guard Cutter Cobia
  • Fixed Wing Casa aircraft
  • Florida Wildlife Conservation
  • Navarre Beach Fire Department

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211

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