Search Resumes for Missing Swimmer

James Garcia, 51, went for a swim around 9 p.m. Saturday, police said

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    The search resumed at 7 a.m. Monday for a missing man who went for a swim in Lake Michigan Saturday night and never returned.

    The search resumed at 7 a.m. Monday for a missing man who went for a swim in Lake Michigan Saturday night and never returned.

    James Garcia, 51, jumped into the lake around 9 p.m. near Oak Street Beach, where he was last seen. After exhaustive searching of the area and underwater, crews were unable to locate Garcia, of west suburban Berkeley.

    Fire and police crews responded to the report of a man in the water about 9:35 p.m. in Lake Michigan near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and East Oak Street, according to police News Affairs Office Amina Greer.

    Emergency personnel suspended the search Saturday night, but resumed it around 7 a.m. Sunday.  The search is being categorized as a recovery effort.

    Fire and Chicago Police Marine Unit divers were on the scene, Greer said. A CPD helicopter was also being used in the rescue efforts.