Coast Guard Searches For Missing Six-Year-Old At Daybreak

The Coast Guard said they planned to take to the air and the water again at daybreak Monday as the search for a missing 6-year-old boy continues.

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission said a 6-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was last seen swimming off Cape Charles Beach on Sunday.

The Coast Guard told WITN they searched by air and by water through Sunday afternoon, with the assistance of good Samaritan jetskiers.

Coast Guardsmen said they suspended the search overnight but would resume at day light Monday morning.


The 5th Coast Guard District out of Portsmouth, Virginia says they are actively searching for a missing boy.

Virginia Marine Resources Commission are also searching for the 6-year-old who was last seen swimming off Cape Charles Beach.

A Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew and 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape Charles and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City are searching along with VMRC response boat crews and divers.

Lifeguards and good Samaritan jet skiers are helping with the search.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is on shore with the missing boy’s family.