SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Search efforts for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while swimming with his father and cousin have been suspended for tonight, officials said.
Emergency crews responded at around 3 p.m. to calls about distressed swimmers in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach off of Lincoln Way. All three males were on the beach when the boy was suddenly swept out by waves. The father rushed into the surf after his son to save him, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
A witness, Tony Barbaro, was surfing when he noticed two people were in distress and was able to help the cousin back to shore. He returned to the water to help the second male and described a grim scene.
“I see the guy, it’s not looking good, he’s pale, his eyes were buldging,” Barbaro said. “I grabbed him by the arm and dragged him in, and the paramedics took it from there.”
“I thought he was dead in the water,” Barbaro said.
That person, identified as the father, has been hospitalized and his condition is unknown.
The 14-year-old son remains missing and Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and San Francisco Fire Department say they will resume their search tomorrow morning.
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