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Texas man goes missing while swimming off Conn.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Authorities say a Texas man has disappeared while swimming with friends in Long Island Sound off the coast of Connecticut.

The Coast Guard says 20-year-old Benji Aven was swimming from Salt Island to Westbrook early Monday when he vanished. Coast Guard officers were notified of his disappearance late Monday morning and began searching for him.

Other local and state emergency responders have joined in the search. They haven't found Aven yet. His hometown wasn't available.

The Coast Guard says the waters of the Long Island Sound can be especially hazardous at night.

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