U.S. Coast Guard crews and other authorities are continuing to search for a man who went missing after going swimming with friends at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica early Tuesday morning.
Officers responded at about 4:20 a.m. to a report of a missing swimmer, later identified as 28-year-old Tyler Collins of Merced County, among a group of friends who were staying at a nearby hotel. The group had been at the beach when two decided to go into the water, police said.
The two were about 50 feet from shore when one went missing. The friends searched the beach and surrounding area but didn't find him, then called the police. The swimmer had been last seen about 45 minutes before the friends called police.
Police, firefighters and Coast Guard crews have been searching Tuesday morning for the swimmer, described as a white man in his 20s who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown hair, and was last seen wearing black boxer shorts, according to police.
The Coast Guard sent a lifeboat and aircraft to the area but they had not found the man as of 8:30 a.m.