Los Angeles County lifeguards, with an assist from Los Angeles Fire Department medical personnel, rescued a 10-year-old boy from the surf Sunday in Marina del Rey and were still searching for his 39-year-old father, who remains missing in the water, according to authorities.
The call about missing swimmers near 4200 S. Ocean Front Walk came in at 3:56 p.m., LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
County lifeguards took the lead and pulled boy from the water. He was evaluated by LAFD paramedics but did not require hospitalization, Stewart said.
Lifeguards, assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard, were still searching the water for the boy’s father, who remained missing, the Coast Guard reported.
Underwater searching for the missing man was halted at 7:30 p.m., county lifeguards said. Periodic land-based patrols will continue through the night and underwater searching will resume at 7 a.m. Monday, authorities said.
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