Search called off for missing swimmer - - Jackson, MS

Search called off for missing swimmer

Authorities have called off the search for a missing swimmer from Jackson in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Orange Beach, Alabama.

They suspended the search for 32-year-old Eric Pye late Thursday night.

Pye disappeared in heavy surf on Sunday.

His wife says a large wave knocked him over and he never re-surfaced. The city of Orange beach had issued a double red flag warning that day, making it illegal to swim.

Pye and his wife were just married June 8th. They have a home here Jackson.

Officials believe Pye was pulled out to sea by a powerful undertow.

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