BK teen swimmer missing off Long Island

A 19-year-old swimmer went missing in the rough surf off Long Beach this afternoon.Beachgoer Helen Lien says she is among a group of about 20

LONG BEACH - A 19-year-old swimmer went missing in the rough surf off Long Beach this afternoon.

Beachgoer Helen Lien says she is among a group of about 20 college students from Brooklyn who spent the day in Long Beach. She says three members of the group got caught in the surf at around 2 p.m.

Rescuers were able to pull two of the swimmers out of the water, but not the third, an 19-year-old male. Officials turned the rescue mission into a recovery mission at around 3 p.m.

According to Long Beach Fire Chief Scott Kemins, the last time the teen was seen, he was floating face down in the water.

The teen has not been found.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Three people are accused of breaking into the 2 3 accused of breaking into Brooklyn laundromat
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 3 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
Tensions are high for some public school parents 4 Bushwick parents calling out DOE for charter school plans
An 8-year-old who has shown his appreciation for 5 8-year-old spreads police appreciation message

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE