Atlantic City police & fire crews  and the Coast Guard have suspended their search for a missing young swimmer near the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

The search began after 7:10PM on the beach near Martin Luther King Boulevard when three members of a family became distressed. Rescuers could not rescue the boy. Off duty lifeguards and Atlantic City Police immediately began a search and notified the Coast Guard according to WMGM TV.

No lifeguards were on duty  and the water in that area is regarded as dangerous, according to officials.

The boy is said to be wearing orange shorts.

Crews aboard two 25-foot Response Boat – Smalls from Station Atlantic City, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City joined fire and police crews in the search.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Coast Guard's Atlantic City station at 609-344-6595.