Huntington Beach

Search for missing swimmer suspended

FIREFIGHTERS at a Huntington Beach condo complex Saturday afternoon (HBFD photo).

FIREFIGHTERS at a Huntington Beach condo complex Saturday afternoon (HBFD photo).

UPDATE: The search for missing swimmer Shaun Linn has been suspended. The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday searched a 120-square mile area for 15 hours with no results.

A search is underway for a missing 18-year-old man last seen swimming near Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. The swimmer, identified as Shaun Linn, was reported around 5:20 p.m. Saturday to have LogoforNewsBriefsentered the water but didn’t return to the surface.

The U.S. Coast Guard joined the search with a helicopter and a boat. Lifeguards, the Huntington Beach Harbor Patrol and the Orange County Sherriff’s Department helicopter were also involved.

Two other swimmers in the area were rescued, and one of them hospitalized.


Huntington Beach firefighters knocked down a blaze Saturday at a condominium complex. According to the HBPD, the fire was in a second story unit at 7687 Rapids Drive in the central part of the city west of Delaware Street. It was reported at 3:25 p.m. and extinguished by 4:09 p.m.

There were no reported injuries, but 20 people were displaced from their homes.


Two great white sharks were spotted Friday in the waters off Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, and swimmers were ordered to stay out of the water.

Swimming was banned from Warner Avenue in Huntington to Anderson Street in Sunset Beach.

According to reports, a helicopter crew spotted an adult shark of 11 to 14 feet in the water, and a younger one about 6-to-7 feet long, was also seen.

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