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Sarasota police find body of woman who went missing off Lido Beach

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Posted at 9:35 AM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 06:50:34-04

SARASOTA, Fla.  — Sarasota Police said the body of a 24-year-old woman who went missing off Lido Beach on Saturday night has been recovered.

Police said the body of Everliz Valentina Vega Medina, of Venezuela, was recovered off the shore of Longboat Key just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

Medina went into the water off Lido Beach with a friend between 7:30-8 p.m. on Saturday night. Her friend made it back to shore but she never did.

Police said multiple agencies, including marine and dive teams from the Sarasota Police Department, Sarasota County Emergency Services, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and U.S. Coast Guard searched for Medina since 10 p.m. on Saturday when they were called.

Police said they have no reason to suspect foul play and the investigation is ongoing.