A swimmer at Madison Beach in Madison Park was reported missing on Sunday night at about 9:15 p.m., when he went into the water and didn’t resurface. He was found safely at home on Monday morning.

“He is alive and well,” police said in a Seattle Times update on the story, which was published just before noon on Monday.

The man is in his 20s, and was doing repeated high dives at the beach. He was swimming with two other people when he disappeared. Diving crews searched the water for about an hour on Sunday night, before they had to call off the rescue efforts due to poor visibility in the water.

He was presumed drowned and the efforts became a recovery mission until he was found safe at home on Monday. It is unclear whether the man knew crews were searching for him, since police state that the person who called 911 simply didn’t see the man resurface and leave the beach on Sunday night.

Featured photo source: Mark Anderson for King 5 News.


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