Search suspended for missing Ocean City swimmer
The search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while swimming after he was caught up in an undercurrent was suspended on Monday afternoon.
“After the Coast Guard searched for approximately 20 hours, covering more than 20 square miles with multiple search assets by air and sea, we have suspended our search for the missing boy in Ocean City,” said Capt. Kathy Moore, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia in a statement. “Our sincerest condolences go out to his family during this incredibly difficult time.”
The boy was reported missing shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday after everyone except the teen made it back to shore. A 25-foot Coast Guard boat, a Coast Guard helicopter and crews from the New Jersey State Police Marine Unit and the Ocean City Fire Department. The search resumed at sunrise on Monday.
The beaches were reopened to swimmers on Monday although access to the 9th Street beach was restricted according to the Press of Atlantic City.
- Water Search Suspended for Missing Teen in Ocean City / NBC 10
- Coast guard suspends search for missing teen swimmer in Ocean City, NJ / 6 ABC
- Search suspended for missing swimmer off O.C / Press of Atlantic City
The Associated Press contributed to this report