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Missing Dunkirk Swimmer Located, Reported To Be Safe

A swimmer who went missing for more than 30 minutes in Lake Erie, was found and rescued on Sunday afternoon by emergency crews near Point Gratiot.

The major search began when the swimmer reportedly went missing around 3:20 p.m. According to scanner reports, the subject was seen near the cliffs close to the Dunkirk Lighthouse. The individual was later found on a cliff at around 4 and added rescue support was needed to reach him.

The swimmer, according to scanner reports, was a male in his 20s.

Dunkirk Fire Department, the Chautauqua County Dive Team, the U.S. Coast Guard and county coordinators responded to the scene.

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