The search for a swimmer who went missing after jumping off a ledge into the ocean off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes entered its third day Friday.
Joseph Sanchez, 18, went missing around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Lifeguards, sheriff's officials and the
Officials believe Sanchez will most likely be found in the area surrounding the cove because of the nature of the currents, but haven't ruled out the possibility of waves having pulled him farther out to sea.
“Anything is possible. You’re in the ocean," said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the
If Sanchez is not found Friday, the search will continue at least through the weekend, Nishida said.
Sanchez was last seen by his friends after making the popular jump at Inspiration Point, a few hundred yards from Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Friends said he made the jump regularly, but was not a strong swimmer. This time, he became trapped by the current.