Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for possible missing surfer

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard, San Diego Fire Department and lifeguards are searching for a possible missing surfer off Pacific Beach.

Lifeguards contacted the Coast Guard around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, requesting assistance in the search of the surfer about a half-mile north of Crystal Pier after a lifeguard lost sight of the person while scanning the water.

The lifeguards located a surfboard and wetsuit approximately 300 yards off the beach where the surfer was initially located.

The Coast Guard diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego. The Coast Guard is also issuing an urgent marine broadcast to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for the surfer.

Additionally, the fire department is searching with a helicopter and the lifeguards have two boats and a jet ski on scene.

The surfer was approximately a half-mile north of Crystal Pier, approximately 300 yards off the beach.

The on scene weather is three-foot seas and 10-15 knot winds.

Coast Guard Cutter Haddock file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Haddock file photo

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