Search called off for person in distress at Ocean Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a search Wednesday morning for a person seen in distress in the water at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Tuesday evening.

The Coast Guard and the San Francisco Fire Department were called to the scene after a 7:30 p.m. 911 call reporting a person in distress near the Cliff House restaurant at 1090 Point Lobos Ave.

However, thick fog and low visibility in the area hampered search efforts.

Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye remained on the scene through the night but the search was called off at 9:40 a.m., according to Lt. Meghan Mervar.

Coast Guard officials encourage beachgoers to wear life jackets when going into deep water and to immediately call 911 if they see a person in distress.

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