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Bodies of three missing swimmers recovered near Navy's Pensacola base

The bodies of three swimmers have been found near the U.S. Navy's Pensacola base after an overnight search. They were apparently swept away by strong currents. Photo by Patrick Nichols/U.S. Navy/EPA-EFE
The bodies of three swimmers have been found near the U.S. Navy's Pensacola base after an overnight search. They were apparently swept away by strong currents. Photo by Patrick Nichols/U.S. Navy/EPA-EFE

Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The bodies of three swimmers who went missing in the Gulf of Mexico have been found near the U.S. Navy's Pensacola Florida station, according to local media citing the Escambia County Sherifff's office.

The three bodies were recovered Thursday morning after an overnight search. According to investigators the victims were family members of a U.S. Marine.

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According to alabama.com the adult female, juvenile male and juvenile female were swept away by powerful currents.

The adult female's body was found Wednesday night and the two juveniles were found Thursday.

They have not been publicly identified.

Multiple emergency units responded to the search for the missing swimmers late Wednesday night.

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