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Search for swimmer suspended at Carlsbad beach

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8) – Carlsbad firefighters and area rescue crews searched three hours for a man who went missing in the waters at Carlsbad State Beach.

Carlsbad firefighters say around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, they received a 911 call about 22-year-old man who was swimming with his brother and didn’t come up.

Emergency crews say the man and his brother were visiting from out-of-state. When the brother couldn’t find his brother he flagged down other beachgoers for help.

Crews searched in the water by boat, lifeguards and in the air. Around 10:15 p.m. the search moved from a rescue to a recovery.

Division Chief Mike Lopez says lifeguards were not on duty and the lifeguard tower was closed.

The search was suspended around 11:00 p.m. and crews will be back out on the shores at 6:00 a.m. searching for any sign of the man.

Meteorologist report the tide was high around sunset which was 7:59 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a rip current alert because of a recent south swell making it difficult for inexperienced swimmers.

State Parks, Oceanside, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Vista, Astrea and Coast Guard assisted in the search.

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