Search is on for teen swept to sea

September 13, 2008 1:06:14 PM PDT
The search is on for a 19-year-old man swept out to sea Friday while walking on a jetty near Corpus Christi. HURRICANE IKE: Watch live | Breaking news on Ike | Roadway incidents | Interactive tracking | Viewer photos of Ike | Doppler radar | During the storm | After the storm | Hurricane guide

The U.S. Coast Guard says Michael Moxley was with three other people on North Padre Island when a 6- to 8-foot wave hit the jetty and knocked him off his feet. The wave was part of the storm surge caused by Hurricane Ike, which also prevented the start of full search-and-rescue effort until Saturday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Josh Morales says flight crews left at daybreak Saturday to search coastal areas for Moxley. Another crew is preparing to go out later today.

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