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Person feared dead after going under during Oceanside water rescue

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Posted at 11:21 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 14:25:50-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — One person is presumed dead after going underwater as rescue personnel tried to save them.

Oceanside Fire Department was called to rescue a person in the water near Oceanside Pier just after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the department. A person was located clinging to a pylon.

A rescue swimmer dove into the water to help the person, simultaneously while the person let go of the pylon and went underwater, OFD says.

Rescuers continued to search the surrounding waters for the victim but were unable to locate them.

Crews suspended searching the area for the individual after several hours Saturday.