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By Andrea Swayne
The search for a 60-year-old man who went missing while swimming in the ocean off of Dana Point on Saturday has been terminated, officials said.
According to a news release by Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Lifeguard Chief Jason Young, the missing man was last seen body surfing in the water near lifeguard tower No. 2 at Salt Creek Beach and was reported missing at 11:33 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.
A 30-hour multi-agency search, by dive teams from the Orange County Lifeguards and the Sheriff’s Department and Harbor Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, was unsuccessful in finding any sign of the man.
Active search efforts were terminated as of 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, the statement said.
The Sheriff’s Department and Coast Guard will continue surface observations from ground and air over the next several days, authorities said.
Officials have not released the name of the missing man and are only saying he is from out of state.