Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Manhattan Beach

65 Los AngelesLOS ANGELES –– The Coast Guard is searching for a 25 year-old-male, after he was reported missing after entering the water at 5 p.m., Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification from Baywatch Redondo Beach of a possible missing swimmer near Manhattan Beach.

The individual was reported as a black male wearing dark grey swimming shorts.

The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach, the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, homeported in Marina del Rey, and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles to search for the individual. Baywatch Redondo and Los Angeles County Fire Lifeguards are assisting in the search.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of the individual, they are urged to immediately contact the Coast Guard Command Center in San Pedro at (310) 521-3805.

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