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French Tourist Missing at Jersey Shore



    Search Continues for Missing Swimmer

    The 25-year-old male was swimming at Island Beach State Park in an area with no lifeguards on duty. NBC10's Ted Greenberg has more. (Published Friday, July 18, 2014)

    Rescue crews have suspended the search for a French tourist missing after taking a swim in the rough water off Island Beach State Park, New Jersey Friday morning.

    Nicholas Guilhote, 25, went into the water on the ocean side of the peninsula, which is just south of Seaside Park in Ocean County. He was reported missing shortly before noon.

    Coast Guard crews and local emergency responders were searching by boat and helicopter near beach 20 until around 9:15 p.m.

    Authorities said conditions were rough and Guilhote was swimming in an area where there are warning signs and no lifeguards.

    The swimmer is from Lyon, France. He's here visiting relatives from both Pennsylvania and Canada.