Lifeguards Call Off Search for Child in Bay

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    NBC 7 San Diego
    San Diego Lifeguards launched a search for a child that reportedly fell off a jet ski in waters off Ski Beach on July 4, 2014.

    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.