Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Department search for missing 14-year-old near Ocean Beach

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ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard and the San Francisco Fire Department are searching for a 14-year-old boy who went missing on Ocean Beach near Lincoln Way and Great Highway at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A father, son and a cousin were on the beach when the boy was suddenly swept out by waves. The father rushed into the surf after his son to save him. A nearby surfer was able to assist the father and cousin back to shore.

The Coast Guard received a call from San Francisco Fire Department dispatch and immediately deployed a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco. San Francisco Fire Department personnel pulled the father from the water, gave him medical attention and transported him to University of California San Francisco Medical Center for further medical care.

The son remains missing and Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and San Francisco Fire Department assets are continuing the search efforts.

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