TRURO (CBS) – Coast Guard rescue crews were searching for a 26-year-old man off the coast of Truro on Saturday.

The missing man was last seen swimming near the shore at Ballston Beach around 2 p.m.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said the man was out in the water with a family member. The Coast Guard was notified of a person in the water at 2:30 p.m.

A Coast Guard boat searches for a lost swimmer off Truro. (WBZ-TV)

The family member was able to get out of the water, but the man is still missing.

A response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown and a rescue air crew from Air Station Cape Cod responded to the area.

A Massachusetts State Police helicopter, a dive team from the Sandwich Fire Department and the Truro Fire Department also assisted in the search.

The Coast Guard suspended its search after 8 p.m. and planned to resume searching on Sunday morning.

A missing man was last seen swimming near the shore at Ballston Beach in Truro. (WBZ-TV)

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coast Guard at 508-457-3211.

Saturday’s search occurred as heavy shark activity has been reported in waters off Cape Cod in recent weeks, with several beaches closed due to shark sightings.

A 26-year-old Revere man died Sept. 15 after being attacked by a shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet.

New York man was seriously injured when he was bitten in Truro.


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