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

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

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 6:14 p.m. that a 25-year-old Caucasian male had fallen off his tube while tubing behind a boat near red Buoy 2 approximately 100 yards from Little Creek Channel.

The man entered the water at about 5:55 p.m. and was not wearing a life jacket. He was last seen wearing a white and blue bathing suit.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircraft crews
  • Coast Guard Cutter Beluga crew
  • Norfolk Marine Police Patrol
  • Virginia Marine Police
  • Virginia Beach Fire Department

Virginia Port Authority has established an incident command post at 21st Bay Street, Norfolk, VA.

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

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