Fla. authorities search for missing swimmer

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TIERRA VERDE, FL (AP) - Authorities are searching in southwest Florida for a swimmer who has been missing four days.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office used boats and helicopters to search the area near Fort De Soto Park where 29-year-old Kevin Persad was last seen Wednesday.

Witnesses said they tried to save him, but the currents were too strong.

Authorities said the effort has switched from a rescue to a recovery.

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