Coast Guard searches for body of man in waters off Dana Point

Man disappears in surf off Dana Point

The Coast Guard had planned to search through the night for the body of a 60-year-old man who vanished Saturday in the surf off Dana Point, according to news reports.

The man's family sought help from a lifeguard after the swimmer slipped under a large wave at Salt Creek Beach about 11:45 a.m., the Associated Press reported.

Lifeguards, snorkelers and helicopter crews spent hours searching for the man before the effort turned into a recovery mission, according to the AP. The swimmer's name was not released.

Coast Guard officials could not be reached for comment late Saturday night.

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