Crews Search for Teen Swept Offshore at New Jersey Beach: Officials

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    Water rescue crews continue to search for a missing teen boy at Ocean City beach. (Published Monday, June 30, 2014)

    Search crews swept the New Jersey shoreline Sunday after a 14-year-old boy was pulled out to sea by a rip current, officials say.

    The teen was swimming with a group of six to eight other people off the Ninth Street Beach in Ocean City at about 7 p.m. when they were swept up in current, the U.S. Coast Guard told NBC 10 in Philadelphia.

    Lifeguards had already gone off duty, but Ocean City beach patrols were able to recover most of the group, officials say. The teen remained missing in the water.

    A Coast Guard boat searched for the boy in the water while a helicopter searched from above. The Ocean City Fire Department combed the beach.

    A marine unit from the New Jersey State Police was also sent to the area to help in the search.

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