Coast Guard Resumes Search for Missing 6-Year-Old Off Southwest Florida

Officials say the child was swimming with his three cousins at Longboat Pass on Saturday when the children got caught in a strong current.

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    Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ame/U.S. Coast Guard
    The Coast Guard resumed the search Sunday.

    The Coast Guard has resumed its search for a 6-year-old boy who went missing in the waters off southwest Florida.

    Officials say the child was swimming with his three cousins at Longboat Pass on Saturday when the children got caught in a strong current.

    The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports rescuers pulled three children from the water but could not find the fourth.

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    With no sign of the child, officials suspended the search Saturday night, but resumed on Sunday. 

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