(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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