Women’s soccer star missing after going for a swim in Italy

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Swiss soccer star Florijana Ismaili has been declared missing after going for a swim Saturday in Italy.

The BSC Young Boys Frauen soccer club confirmed on their website that Ismaili, a captain on one on their squads who also plays for Switzerland’s national team, was being searched for following “a swimming accident.”

“Searches by the police continue,” the site reports. “We are very concerned and have not given up the hope that everything will turn out well.”

According to Italian media, Ismaila dove out of an inflatable boat she and a teammate had taken onto the lake in the middle of the afternoon, and then she was gone.

“She jumped into the water, but never surfaced again,” the paper said.

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