Coast Guard, Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Dept. suspend search for missing 14-year-old

SEATTlE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 14-year-old male in the water off Cohassett Beach approximately one mile south of Westport, Wash, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard received a report stating the boy had been swimming with a 12-year-old male on the beach at approximately 5 p.m., when an ocean-side undertow pulled them offshore. The 12-year-old was able to swim back to shore and maintain visual contact of the 14-year-old for several minutes before losing sight of him.

The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Air Station Astoria, Ore., and a 47-foot motor lifeboat and 25-foot response boat crews from Station Grays Harbor located in Westport to assist in the search. The Coast Guard and the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department also conducted beach patrols in the area that the boy went missing. The joint agency search was suspended at 10:30 p.m.

The 12-year-old boy was assisted by local EMS on shore and reported to be in stable condition.

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