The Coast Guard has called off their search off Longboat Key after a call was made about a possible missing swimmer.

Just before noon on Sunday, police got a call about a man in the water in distress, with several people saying he never made it back to shore.

Over the next three hours, the Sarasota County and Manatee County helicopters, five marine units, and Coast Guard all searched off shore.

The mission was called off around 3pm after no report of a missing person was officially made.