Coast Guard, Partner Agencies searching for missing swimmer off Long Island

65 Atlantic CityNEW YORK — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a report of a missing person who went swimming off Long Beach in Long Island, New York, Sunday night.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Jones Beach received a phone call from concerned good Samaritans about a possible swimmer who entered the water at Long Beach and did not resurface.

The good Samaritans reported the missing person as a white male wearing gym shorts and no shirt, about 6-feet tall, 180-200 pounds, and 30-50 years of age.

Assisting in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Station Jones Beach 47-Motor Lifeboat crew
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Crews from the Nassau County Marine Unit and Helicopter Unit
  • Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department
  • Atlantic Beach Fire Rescue

If anyone has any information regarding the missing person, please call Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401.

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