Rescue workers were searching Sunday night for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy who disappeared while swimming in the ocean just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City, a Coast Guard official said.
Chief Petty Officer Neena Santiago, a search and rescue controller for the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay and Philadelphia sector, said the boy, identified as Khitan Devine, was the object of a search by Coast Guard workers, state police and fire rescue.
The Coast Guard deployed 25-foot response boats and a helicopter to look for the child, Santiago said. The search was to go on indefinitely throughout the evening, she said.
The boy was swimming with family members at 7:15 p.m. and went underwater near a jetty, but did not resurface. The family reported him missing, and the beach was cleared so that rescuers could work.