Search called off for man at beach in Half Moon Bay


Twenty-two-year-old Javier Lopez was playing soccer with a friend, Moses Soto, on Roosevelt Beach yesterday. When Lopez went into the surf to retrieve the ball he suddenly disappeared. Nobody knows what happened to him.

Friends and co-workers are holding out hope that Lopez somehow might have come out of the water on his own. Emergency crews say the surf was relatively calm, but there are deep pockets and swift currents along the shoreline that could have played a role in his disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 415-399-3451 or the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department at 650-522-7700.

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