Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Sunset Cliffs

Coast Guard Cutter PetrelSAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard and local responders are continuing their search for a swimmer who was reported missing Sunday afternoon near Sunset Cliffs.

At 11:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego were notified by San Diego Lifeguards that they were searching for 23 year-old Brian Wilson, who was reported missing around 5:20 p.m., after being separated from his friend.

The Coast Guard Cutter Petrel was diverted from a routine patrol and conducted a search throughout the night. The Petrel continues to assist in the search.

A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Diego and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector San Diego began searching at first-light.

San Diego Lifeguards continue their search efforts.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Joint Harbor Operations Center at 619-278-7057.

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