LONG BRANCH - Multiple agencies are participating in a search for a swimmer who went missing off Long Branch this afternoon.

Officials say the swimmer went missing at around 5:40 p.m., 40 minutes after life guards went off duty at the beach.

Crews from Long Branch Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are searching for a missing swimmer.

Police say that they did not believe the ocean current was too strong for swimming today.