Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Atlantic City

- The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who disappeared near Atlantic City’s Steel Pier at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Atlantic City police notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay that a bystander saw a man enter the water, but not return.

The Coast Guard launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Atlantic City along with an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City to conduct initial searches.

The Coast Guard Cutter Mako, an 87-foot patrol boat based out of Cape May, was diverted to the scene and searched throughout the night.

There have been several other similar incidents this summer.

Just Monday, the search for a missing swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach came to a tragic end when the body of Zuzana Oravcova, 24, was recovered.

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