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Search Resumes for Missing Long Beach Boogie Boarder

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Rescue teams have resumed a search for a young man who was swept out to sea in Huntington Beach last night and hasn't been seen since, reports CBS News.

The man, 26-year-old Jowayne Binford of Long Beach, was boogie boarding with three friends when a lifeguard warned them to stay close to shore, since the guard tower was closing and the swell has been unusually strong for the past few days. All four men were pulled in by the current, and three were swept up to Seal Beach. Binford's board washed up to shore, but he did not.

A search for Binford began last night, reports the OC Register, with the help of two dozen lifeguards, the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol, the Coast Guard and the Huntington Beach Police Department, which also provided a helicopter, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.

The search was called off last night when it got too dark, but has started up again this morning. Binford's family has been notified.