Coast Guard searches for missing teen

July 5, 2009 8:52:33 PM PDT
The North Carolina Coast Guard is searching the Neuse River for a missing teen. The rescue operation is taking place near Oriental, just east of New Bern.

Officials say three teenagers went out on a jet ski Sunday morning. The teens then decided to take a swim, but only two of them were wearing life jackets. The one without a jacket began to struggle and went under the water before the others could help him.

Authorities have not identified the boy at this time.

This article will be updated when more details become available.