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Swimmer missing in Washington Channel

A swimmer vanished in the Washington Channel late Saturday and a search was under way, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear what preceded the incident, which occurred near the 1000 block of Water Street on the Southwest waterfront.

Matters began about 10 p.m. and a large-scale search was being carried out as midnight approached.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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