Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Missing open water swimmer busted in Yuma Arizona!

Over the weekend a swimmer named, Jim Repetto, 54, was reported missing after going for a swim off of La Jolla Shores, CA. Soon after the L.A. Times mentioned this guy apparently was in a spot of trouble after being accused of stealing $1,00,000 in a fraud scheme at an Ocean Spray plant where he was a manager. He was about to be sentenced but ended up missing after going for a 2-mile swim.

From NBC San Diego:

"... Repetto, from Sandwich, Mass., was reported missing at about 6 p.m. Saturday after being over an hour overdue when attempting to swim from the Scripps Pier to the La Jolla shores lifeguard tower.

The 53-year-old was in San Diego on business, according to his wife. Police say he was having lunch with a friend in La Jolla on Saturday. The last time she saw him, he was heading into the water, wearing a wetsuit. ..."

Thanks, Mike for sending me this.

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