Missing City Island swimmer believed dead

Nine men trying to cool down went for a late-night swim off City Island, but officials say only eight of them made it back to

THE BRONX - Nine men trying to cool down went for a late-night swim off City Island, but officials say only eight of them made it back to shore.

The U.S. Coast Guard spent all day Thursday searching for 26-year-old Brian Johnson after he and his friends went for a dip at around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say they believe Johnson drowned.

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