San Diego Lifeguards launched a search in the waters off Ski Beach and Crown Point in Mission Bay Friday after a child reportedly fell off a jet ski, officials said.
According to a report from witnesses, a jet ski had been towing the child, who was on a tube, when the child fell off the floatation device and into the water. Lifeguards were called around 4:45 p.m. and were unable to immediately locate the child or the jet ski in the water.
San Diego Lifeguards sent divers into the bay. A helicopter also scoured the area overhead for several hours. As of 6 p.m., however, the child had not been located and witnesses were still being interviewed.
Lifeguards eventually called off the search and said no families had reported a missing child at the bay, hence the initial report may have been unfounded.