Friday, March 19, 2010

SMFD SAR: Search called off for Pacifica Beach swimmer

 Rescuers in California have called off their search for a man reported missing after swimming near Pacifica Beach Pier.

Pacifica, CA, United States (AHN) - Rescuers in California have called off their search for a man reported missing after swimming near Pacifica Beach Pier.
The Coast Guard said it received a report from the San Mateo Fire Department about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday about the missing swimmer.
The man, whose identity is being withheld while his family is notified, is believed to have entered the water with two other people. The three individuals were approximately 500 yards south of the pier.
Rescuers suspended their efforts after searching more than 45 square miles along the shoreline for six hours. They were assisted by local law enforcement units.
Witnesses made the call to the fire department, according to reports. The companions of the missing swimmer contacted authorities as the search was being conducted.

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