High Surf Warning As Recovery Effort Continues for Missing Swimmer in Laguna Beach

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A search is underway for an 18-year-old Nevada teen who was swept away by a large wave Sunday near Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department posted this picture on Twitter of authorities searching for an 18-year-old who was swept away by a wave in Laguna Beach Sunday.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department posted this picture on Twitter of authorities searching for an 18-year-old who was swept away by a wave in Laguna Beach Sunday.

Lifeguards, firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard and a boat from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will continued their search efforts Monday for the male teenager, who was last seen at 1:30 p.m. near a rocky cove.

The boy was with three other high school friends along the rocks when the swell hit him, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.

He hit a rock and was swept into the ocean.

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