Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sandbridge, Va

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat - Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who was reported missing after entering the water to assist a 13-year-old child reportedly caught in a rip current near Little Island State Park, Tuesday.

Virginia Beach dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders of the missing man at approximately 1 p.m., after he saved a student from a rip current while chaperoning during a class trip.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek are currently searching alongside crews from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and the Virginia Marine Police.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector Hampton Roads command center on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 757-638-6641.


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