Crews search for missing teen swimmer in Gulf Shores - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Crews search for missing teen swimmer in Gulf Shores

A helicopter searched for a missing teenage swimmer in the water off of Gulf Shores on Sunday. Source: Christy Hutchings/WBRC A helicopter searched for a missing teenage swimmer in the water off of Gulf Shores on Sunday. Source: Christy Hutchings/WBRC
GULF SHORES, AL (WBRC) -

Several distress calls came in at the same time in Gulf Shores on Sunday from swimmers needing help, and one of those swimmers still has not been found.

Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue searched for a 17-year-old male in the waters on Sunday. Authorities have not yet released his name.

Two helicopters searched for the teen, but they were called off only two and a half hours into the search due to weather conditions.

Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue said all they can do is keep watch along the beach. The currents of the Gulf are too rough, and they have very low visibility. They tried using thermal cameras, but were not successful.

This teen was not the only swimmer caught in this strong current. Rescuers said several distress calls from swimmers all came in at the same time, which prompted them to close the waters.

The air search for the teen is expected to resume Monday morning if the weather permits.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Judge orders hearing on aborted execution

    Judge orders hearing on aborted execution

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:04 AM EST2018-02-23 08:04:29 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-02-23 20:39:44 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-02-23 20:39:30 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    More >>

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

    More >>
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:38 PM EST2018-02-23 20:38:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    More >>

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly