Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.

Seaman Alexis Bach scans the horizon aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 off Virginia Beach, Virginia. Several Coast Guard crews responded to search for a man after he went missing while swimming. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen B. Atchley.

Seaman Alexis Bach scans the horizon aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 off Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen B. Atchley.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Virginia Beach Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 2:10 p.m. that a 20-year-old African American male went underwater without resurfacing in the vicinity of Smith Island near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

The man was wading from the beach to a pontoon boat approximately 20 feet offshore and fell underwater at about 2 p.m. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts and no shirt. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Involved in the search are:
•    Coast Guard Station Cape Charles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
•    Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew
•    Coast Guard Cutter Cochito crew
•    Virginia Marine Police
•    Virginia Beach Fire Department
•    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Anyone with information should contact Sector Hampton Roads at 757-668-5555.

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