- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old Nevada resident who was swept off rocks into the ocean at a Southern California beach.

Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority says Anthony Parnell was last seen in the water off Laguna Beach Sunday afternoon.

Friends say Parnell was on the rocks just south of Thousand Steps Beach when he was hit by high surf and washed away. Concialdi says the victim was shirtless and wearing black shorts.

Lifeguards scoured the water from boats as helicopters searched from the air for the missing man until dark on Sunday. Searchers were back on the scene at daybreak Monday.

Parnell’s parents say Anthony played football at Centennial High School in Las Vegas and had recently signed up for the Army.

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