The search for a missing teenager in Ocean City resumed just after sunrise this morning.

On Sunday, a group of teenagers were swimming in the water off of Ninth Street around 6:45 p.m. when a rip current pulled them further out.

The city's Beach Patrol Rapid Response Team was also activated from 12th Street and arrived on location within a minute.

The team rescued and removed 14 people from the water.

Everyone except for the missing teenager made it back to shore, police Capt. Steve Ang said Sunday.

The teenager is from Philadelphia and is wearing white swimming trunks.

Officials are withholding the name of the boy and his family because of his age.

Officials had no other information on the child. Lifeguards were on duty at the beach until 5:30 p.m.

The search, which also included Coast Guard helicopters, was suspended after dark.

Lisa Doherty had been watching the search from the Boardwalk with her 14-year-old daughter, Natalie. At the Boardwalk entrance at Eighth Street, Doherty looked to the sky as the Coast Guard helicopter made another fly down the oceanfront.

"I feel for anybody this happens to, but to hear it's a child is awful," said Doherty, of Margate.

"We are doing everything we can to find the one teenager who remains missing," Ang said.

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