Crews resume search for missing boy in ocean off Ocean City

    Authorities have resumed a search for a 14-year-old boy who was swept away in the surf off Ocean City, NJ Sunday evening. 

    The search resumed at 5:30 a.m. Monday after the U.S. Coast Guard spent Sunday evening scouring the ocean near the 9th Street beach with a 25-foot boat and a helicopter, authorities said. A New Jersey State Police Marine Services unit also assisted in the effort.

    The missing boy was swimming with a group when they were pulled into a rip current around 7:00 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities. 

    A Good Samaritan entered the water upon hearing calls for help and was later joined by members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The rescuers managed to save several people.

    The missing boy was last seen wearing a white bathing suit. 

    More: How to spot, avoid, escape rip currents

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