Coast Guard Ends Search for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach
Shaun Linn, an 18-year-old male, entered the water and did not return to the surface
February 26, 2017
The Coast Guard has ceased for a possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach Saturday.
Initially, authorities searched for three young men who went swimming. 2 were quickly found, but 18 year old Shaun Linn was not found as of noon Sunday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from a good Samaritan at 5:17 p.m., reporting that Shaun Linn, an 18-year-old male, entered the water and did not return to the surface approximately 50-100 yards from the beach.
The Coast Guard immediately launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu and a 45-foot Response boat-Medium boatcrew from Station Los Angeles to search for the possible missing swimmer. Members of Bolsa Chica State Park Lifeguards, Huntington Beach Harbor Patrol and a helicopter from Orange County Sheriff's Department are also assisting in the search.
Shaun Linn was reported to be last seen wearing red and white trunks. If anyone has any information regarding Linn, please contact Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center at (310) 521-3801.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is located south of the Huntington Beach community of Sunset Beach in Orange County. This beach is used for surf fishing, especially in the tidal inlet channel at the southern end. Fish include perch, croaker, cabezon, California corbina, and shovelnose guitarfish.
At new and full moons during the summer, grunion emerge from the ocean to spawn on the beach. Under state law, these fish may be caught by hand with a fishing permit.
The beach extends 3 miles from Warner Avenue in Sunset Beach south to Seapoint Avenue, where the Huntington City Beach begins. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is located across the busy Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the beach and is a popular spot for birdwatching.
Lifeguards from the California State Parks Lifeguard Service patrol the beach year round and lifeguard towers are staffed during the summer.