Recovery mission resumes for missing 17-year-old swimmer at Rockaway Beach

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Queens — A rescue turned into a recovery mission to look for a 17-year-old boy who was swept away while swimming with his friends at Rockaway Beach in Queens on Saturday, officials said.

Authorities have resumed efforts to recover the teen Sunday morning.

A 911 caller reported a person in the water shortly after 5 p.m. near 86th Street.

Two of the three teens made it out of the water.

Officials, including the NYPD and NYPD Scuba team arrived on scene in an effort to rescue the boy.

A police helicopter flew over the choppy waters to aid in the search. Officials called off the search once it got dark.

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