Coast Guard searching for man off Long Beach, N.Y.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, MH-60 helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is searching for a 31-year-old man off the waters of Long Beach, New York, early Monday morning.

The missing man is approximately 170-pounds and was last seen wearing a beige swimsuit. He was last seen swimming with friends off Long Beach, in the vicinity of Long Beach Boulevard, at 2 a.m.

The friends made it safely to shore and called Coast Guard Station Jones Beach, notifying them of the situation.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center were then informed of the missing swimmer and are coordinating a search and rescue effort with multiple agencies.

Assisting in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Station Jones Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew
  • Long Beach Fire Rescue
  • Long Beach Police Department
  • Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department
  • Nassau County Marine
  • NYPD Aviation

If anyone has further information regarding this case, please call Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401

The Coast Guard urges swimmers to always swim in areas where lifeguards are present. The ocean is powerful and can overtake even the best swimmers.

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