(FOX News) - Two 17-year-old boys, who were swept out to sea Saturday while playing in the surf at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, are presumed drowned after rescuers failed to find them.
The Coast Guard and the San Francisco Fire Department called off the search at about 9 p.m. after nearly five hours of looking, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said no recovery effort will continue Sunday. He said the boys’ families understood what likely happened to them.
“We offered to continue to have a presence,” Baxter said. “But the families were very understanding as to what has likely happened to their children.”
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