Search Continues for Missing Teen in the Gulf

Memorial Day weekend turns into a search and rescue mission for two missing teenagers.
A 17 year old boy was found last night in the Gulfport ship channel, but the search continues for 16 year old Omar Gonzalez, who also went missing last night. It started at the Gulfport Harbor aboard a Ship Island Excursion ferry yesterday. The two teenagers decided to go swimming off the west tip of Ship Island, when authorities say a strong rip current took them under. The Department of Marine Resources found the 17 year old holding on to Buoy Number 26 in the Gulfport ship Channel. Coast Guard Chief Rebecca Polzin says the area from Pass Christian and beyond the Ship and Cat Island area is covered with search vessels in the air and on the water.
Coast Guard Chief Rebecca Polzin says there is no timeline on when the search will stop and they will continue into the night.

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