Dana Point swimmer search turns recovery effort

A U.S. Coast Guard boat was sent to search for a missing swimmer near Salt Creek Beach on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard)

A search for a missing swimmer near Salt Creek Beach turned into a recovery effort Saturday, authorities said.

The Coast Guard tweeted that it launched a helicopter to assist in the search shortly after 12 p.m. A boat was later sent.

A Newport Beach lifeguard confirmed the search in the 33333 S. Pacific Coast Highway.

About 90 minutes after the swimmer was first reported missing, the search turned into a recovery effort, authorities said.

Orange County lifeguards, the Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Coast Guard will continue to search until dark.

The search comes amid a high surf advisory issued for Los Angeles and Orange county beaches.

No other details were immediately available.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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