12-year-old boy missing after being swept out to sea on San Mateo County coast

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The search continues for a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the ocean Monday afternoon at Cowell Ranch State Beach near Half Moon Bay, according to Cal Fire.

Crews were dispatched to the beach at around 2:45 p.m. after witnesses said a wave dragged an adult and two children from the beach into the ocean,  according to Cal Fire. The father and his 8-year-old were “beaten up by waves and pushed back to shore,” officials said. Tragically, the 12-year-old, identified by KTVU as Arunay Pruthi of Fremont, was pulled under water, carried about 100 yards offshore and remains missing.

Cal Fire, the US Coast Guard and CHP searched throughout the afternoon and evening, using boasts and a helicopter, to no avail. The search was eventually called off for the night and was set to resume at daylight Tuesday morning, according to KTVU.

Photo credit: CHP – Golden Gate Division Air Operations

Correction: The article has been updated to reflect the correct day in which this incident occurred.

Photo credit: CHP – Golden Gate Division Air Operations

19 Comments

    • I’ve known Arunay for half my life; since first grade….. he’s still out there in the ocean somewhere, and I’m not giving up hope. When the wind settles, I’m going to comb the beach…

  1. There is an error in this article. The boy was swept inside on Monday afternoon but it is wrongly states as Sunday.

    • The parents should be held responsible and prosecuted for endangering their children. CPS, take the others away from negligent parents.

      • I’m sorry if you have had to deal with negligent parents, but this wasn’t because of negligent parents. I have known them for a while and they are some of the most caring and protective parents I have known. Please don’t assume things and make these extremely misleading comments.

      • That is a horrible thing to say whether you know them or not, which I doubt you do. Unless you know something first hand about this father you should keep your mouth shut. Shame on you!

      • That is a horrible thing to say whether you know them or not, which I doubt you do. Unless you know something first hand about this father you should keep your mouth shut. Shame on you! If you did know something maybe we should hold you accountable for not reporting it.

      • Stfu Susan no one had a clue Mother Nature would do this sometimes shit happens may god bless him and his family take ur fat ass to mc Donald’s u need an ice cream so sweet things can come out ur mouth looser smfh

  2. I’ve known Arunay for half my life; since first grade….. he’s still out there in the ocean somewhere, and I’m not giving up hope. When the wind settles, I’m going to comb the beach…

  3. How can you write such words Susan?!! So cold!
    Can you even imagine what these parents are going thru?
    I ll just leave it at that, but God knows there is so much more I would like to say to you !!

  4. Tidal waves are high and strong across the planet due to climate, i saw weather reports telling same, as i know bunch of people died around costal spots in India too. Parents please aware of the weather reports before going holiday trips.

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