Surfside swimmer is missing


Melissa Lee Lightsey
The St Johns County Sheriff’s Office has informed Historic City News that they are currently seeking the whereabouts of a 36 year-old St Johns County Woman who was last reported swimming in chest deep water at Vilano Beach.

According to the report from SGT. C. E. Mulligan, the missing woman was identified as 36 year old Melissa Lee Lightsey of St. Augustine. Lightsey was last seen swimming near Surfside Park around midnight Sunday morning after attending a wedding reception Saturday night.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Marine Units, Beach Patrol Units (four wheelers) along with helicopter support from Flagler County have been searching the area since early Sunday morning, without any new information or sightings.

Lightsey was described as being slender build with waist length brown hair. She weighs approximately 110 lbs. and was wearing a long sleeved grey dress with Orange flower imprint.

Anyone with information or potential sighting is asked to contact Detective Charles Brantley with The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office by calling (904) 824-8304.