UPDATE (7:02 a.m.) – The U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for the teenage girl who reportedly fell off the Pismo Beach Pier.
After the hour-long “first light” search, the boat crew decided not to continue.
UPDATE (6:23 a.m.) – The U.S. Coast Guard says the helicopter was called off around 3:30 a.m. A boat crew returned to the Pismo Beach area at approximately 5:45 a.m. Friday morning to begin what they call a “first light” search.
The Coast Guard says the crew on the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat is conducting their search in the water around the pier and Pismo Beach. That search will last about an hour. At that time, the Coast Guard will assess the status of the search to determine whether to continue.
UPDATE (3:13 a.m.) – The U.S. Coast Guard Morro Bay is continuing to search for a female who was reported in the water Thursday night.
The Coast Guard says a caller saw what appeared to be a teenaged girl sitting on a railing on the pier with other kids nearby. She then heard a splash, that’s when she called 9-1-1 at 10:34 p.m. reporting a possible girl in the water. The caller said she did not witness the girl falling into the water, just heard the splash where the girl had been sitting.
The girl was possibly wearing a pink or purple shirt, with white pants.
Pismo Beach police called off their water search after two hours of not finding anyone.
Coast Guard sent out a helicopter and boat to search for the reportedly missing girl.
The Coast Guard search is ongoing. Officials couldn’t say how long they’ll continue to search.
(Original Story) — 11 p.m. Thursday — Pismo Beach Police and rescue teams are searching for a person in the water Thursday night.
Officials say a person reportedly fell from the pier.
Reports say that nobody witnessed the incident, however, they did hear someone fall in the water, and nobody has returned to the beach.
Few details have been released at this time.
Check back for updates on this search and rescue.