Missing swimmer rescued

swimmer rescued
58-year-old Randall Hackett treaded water for more than two hours before he was found off the coast of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

(NECN) Two experienced swimmers who went missing in Ipswich, Massachusetts are back on dry land.

Police say 58-year-old Randall Hackett and his son-in-law, 28-year-old Alexander Auerbach, began swimming around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and were reported missing around 7 p.m.

Auerbach managed to return to shore on his own and didn’t need any medical treatment, but a search was launched for Hackett.
State police, environmental police and the Coast Guard joined in the search, and a Coast Guard helicopter eventually found him treading water about a quarter-mile from shore.

Police say Hackett treaded water for more than two hours before he was found. The search was hampered by heavy fog.

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