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Rescue teams remain determined to find missing teen

Multiple agencies are still searching for 16-year-old Omar Gonzalez.He's believed to be missing in the MS Sound. (Photo source: WLOX News) Multiple agencies are still searching for 16-year-old Omar Gonzalez.He's believed to be missing in the MS Sound. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The U.S. Coast Guard has been searching for the missing teen since Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX News) The U.S. Coast Guard has been searching for the missing teen since Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX News)
16-year-old Omar Gonzalez is one of two teens who went missing Sunday during a trip to Ship Island. (Photo source: WLOX News) 16-year-old Omar Gonzalez is one of two teens who went missing Sunday during a trip to Ship Island. (Photo source: WLOX News)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Seven boats and one helicopter remain near Ship Island, desperately searching for a 16-year-old who disappeared Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman with the U.S. Coast Guard says this remains a search and rescue operation. Rescue teams have not given up hope they'll find Omar Gonzalez somewhere between Ship and Cat Islands.

The DMR's Marine Patrol division, Harrison County, and even some locals have joined the search efforts.

The Coast Guard spokesman says they're searching the waters near Ship and Cat Islands, and everything in between.

Gonzalez's mother was told her son disappeared at 4:50 p.m. Sunday while swimming off the tip of Ship Island. The Coast Guard has been searching ever since.

Search efforts continued overnight and this morning, despite the thunderstorms. Rescue teams say they're determined to find the 16-year-old Petal teen.

His 17-year-old friend was rescued from the water Sunday. He was clinging to a buoy west of Ship Island.

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