Coast Guard conducts search for missing person near Rockaway Beach

47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Mark Coady

Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are searching for a 28-year-old man reported missing near Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, Tuesday.

Pacifica Police Department personnel notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:30 a.m., of a man who was reportedly swept out by a rip current while swimming near the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica.

Sector San Francisco watchstanders deployed a Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist in the search.

The air station crew arrived on scene at approximately 5:10 a.m. and the Station Golden Gate crew arrived on scene at approximately 5:45 a.m. to search the area. The Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye, an 87-foot patrol boat, also joined the search at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Pacifica and San Mateo Police Department crews are also assisting in the search.

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