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OB search turns up no sign of a missing swimmer

Posted: 6:27 AM, Feb 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-15 15:43:30Z
Searchers find no sign of a missing swimmer
Searchers find no sign of a missing swimmer
SAN DIEGO – Helicopters, police and lifeguards searched the water around the Ocean Beach Pier early Monday morning for a possible missing swimmer, but found no evidence that someone had drowned. 
 
At around 2 a.m., a female called 911 to report that she had found a person’s clothes lying along a seawall in Ocean Beach. She thought the person the clothes belonged to may be missing. She added that she had seen someone in the area between midnight and 1 a.m. 
 
San Diego police and lifeguards responded and began a search of the area, assisted by police choppers. No evidence was found of a drowning, and the search was eventually called off. 
 
However, just after 6:30 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard launched an aerial search of the area. A helicopter was searching the shoreline from Ocean Beach to Bird Rock. The search continued through 7:30 a.m. 
 
There were no new leads that prompted the second search, a Coast Guard spokesperson said. 
 
According to the Coast Guard, the helicopter chose that search radius because models show that a person would have floated from Ocean Beach to Bird Rock based on currents, winds and weather patterns.