Search suspended for 20-year-old male at Rockaway Beach

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 20-year-old male who went missing while swimming at Rockaway Beach, Ore., Saturday.


Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Air Station Astoria were notified of the missing man at approximately 1 p.m. after the man, who was not wearing a lifejacket, was reported missing by his brother.

Station Tillamook Bay launched a 25-foot response boat crew, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a beach crew and Air Station Astoria launched two MH-65 Jayhawk helicopter crews to join the search with local emergency service personnel.

Coast Guard personnel searched approximately 118 square miles before suspending the search at 9:30 p.m.

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