State police suspend search for teen swimmer

The boy was reported missing shortly before 7

The boy was reported missing shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.

OCEAN CITY - (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea by an undercurrent while swimming with friends off Ocean City.

The 20-hour search was suspended shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.

The boy was reported missing shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday after everyone except the teen made it back to shore. Two Coast Guard boats and a helicopter were involved in the search, along with crews from the state police's marine unit and the Ocean City Fire Department.

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Authorities say six to eight people were swimming with the teen near the 9th Street Beach when they ran into a rip current.

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