Coast Guard, locals search for missing swimmer near Island Beach State Park, NJ

1st Coast Guard District News
The Coast Guard and local responders are searching for a 25-year-old man who was reported missing while swimming near Island Beach State Park, New Jersey, Friday.

Local police contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 11:50 a.m. and reported the man was swimming and went missing in the water. It was reported to be the man’s first time swimming in the ocean.

A 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and multiple local responders are searching for the man.

The man is reported to be Caucasian, with dark hair and wearing red shorts.

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