Recovery Effort Underway For Missing 60-Year Old Swimmer Off Dana Point
The search for a 60-year old swimmer has turned into a recovery effort as multiple agencies are still searching for a bodyboarder who went missing off Dana Point on Saturday morning.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. this morning, Orange County Lifeguards received a report of a missing boarder off Salt Creek Beach. The coasts are under a high surf advisory from the National Weather Service this weekend as a tropical storm almost 900 miles offshore is creating strong rip currents and waves with breaks up to 9 feet. Multiple agencies including the Orange County Sheriff's Department, State Park Lifeguards, Orange County Fire Authority, and the United States Coast Guard have been searching from both the sea and air. The search effort became a recovery effort shortly after 1 p.m. and authorities will continue to search until dark, according to a press release from Orange County Lifeguards and the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The high surf advisory is in effect until Sunday at 5 p.m., with more potentially dangerous surf conditions in the middle of next week due to another tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean.