Search for missing swimmer off Long Beach

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say crews are searching for a 31-year-old man who disappeared while swimming with friends off a Long Island beach. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the group was swimming off Long Beach around 2 a.m. Monday when the man failed to make it back to shore along with his friends.

The friends alerted the Coast Guard's Jones Beach station.

The Coast Guard is coordinating the search and rescue effort, with includes Coast Guard vessels and a Cape Cod-based helicopter along with local fire and police departments.

The search comes a day after Nassau County police divers found a boy's body in the surf off Long Beach.

Authorities are trying to determine if the body is that of a 10-year-old boy who went missing last week while swimming with his brother.

 

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