Atlantic City, New Jersey 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
press release June 11, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday for a missing 10-year-old boy who was last seen swimming near the boardwalk here Sunday night.
Crews searched the area from Atlantic City to Longport, totaling 85 square miles.
“The decision to suspend a search is very difficult, but after an exhaustive search by crews last night and all day today, the Coast Guard suspended our search for
A member of the Atlantic City Police Department notified Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders at about 7:10 p.m. Sunday, reporting the boy, who was wearing orange shorts, went missing while swimming with his 9-year-old sister.
After he went under water, his sister swam to shore for help and notified a woman who reported the distress to the police.
Coast Guard assets involved in the search included two 25-foot Response Boat – Small crews and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Atlantic City, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City. New Jersey State and Atlantic City police officers and the Atlantic City Beach Patrol also searched for the child.