Search continues for missing boy at Ocean Beach


Rescue crews are continuing to search Thursday morning for a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The boy’s father was nearly killed trying to save him from the water, but was rescued by a fire captain’s son who happened to be surfing nearby, according to the fire department.

The surfer, identified by the fire department as 17-year-old Tony Barbero, the son of San Francisco fire Capt. Joe Barbero, noticed the father and another boy struggling in the water near Lincoln Way just before 4 p.m.

He pulled the two onto his surfboard and brought them back to shore. The man needed CPR to restore his pulse and was taken to the hospital, according to the fire department.

Officials from the fire chief’s office were waiting for an update on the man’s condition Thursday morning.

But his son, identified by fire officials as Marco Cornejo, remains lost and firefighters staked out the beach overnight and are
continuing to search Thursday.

The other boy pulled from the water is Marco’s cousin and any injuries he suffered were not severe, according to the fire department.

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