Search resumes for teen who went missing in ocean south of Rodanthe Pier

RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) — The search for a teenager who went missing in the ocean south of the Rodanthe Pier Thursday afternoon resumed Friday morning.

According to Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Camp, the Coast Guard’s search continued at first light.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Chief Ranger Boone Vandzura says around 2:27 p.m. Thursday, officials were called to a water rescue for two swimmers.

Two teens had been pulled out into the ocean, likely by a large breaking wave, Vandzura tells 10 On Your Side. Neither had a flotation device. One of the swimmers, a 16-year-old, managed to make it back to the beach safely. However, the other teen, a 17-year-old, is still missing.

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City sent a helicopter to aid in the search for the teen. The Coast Guard’s Oregon Inlet Station also deployed a vessel, but their search was suspended  at dusk.

The two teenage swimmers were visiting Hatteras Island, according to Vandzura.

Stay with for updates to this developing story.