Sarasota Police Department: Swimmer's body found off Longboat Key

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The Sarasota Police Department announced the body of Everliz Valentina Vega Medina, 24, from Venezuela, was recovered off the shore of Longboat Key just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Her family has been notified.

Police began investigating a missing person after Medina went into the water with a friend off of South Lido Beach between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The friend made it back to shore, but Medina did not return.

Sarasota Police have no reason to believe foul play is involved.

The woman was last seen wearing a two-piece black bikini and had a tattoo of a black butterfly on her right collar bone.

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Since the original call to dispatch, officers from the Sarasota Police Department and members of the U.S. Coast Guard searched through the night with negative results. Additional law enforcement agencies also assisted in the search.

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Sarasota Police Department at 941-316-1199.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Sarasota Police: Body recovered of swimmer who drowned off South Lido Beach