Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Point Sal State Beach

47-foot boat returns from a security patrolLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search efforts for a missing person near Point Sal State Beach at 7:22p.m., Monday.

At 4:32 p.m., Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received a report that a man was swept off the beach, submerged under water and did not resurface.

Multiple air and surface search and rescue crews searched for more than 22 hours within a 135 square-mile area to locate the missing person.

Search and rescue resources were:

  • Five searches by the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay;
  • Four searches by the MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles;
  • Three searches by the Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip, homeported in Channel Islands Harbor;
  • Two searches by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department;
  • Surface assets as well as multiple beach patrols were provided by Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Vandenberg Air Force Base Fire Department.

The search is suspended pending further developments.

The man was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue pants. If anyone has any further information, please call the Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Command Center at (310) 521-3801.

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