Massapequa Man Missing After Swimming In Unguarded Section Of Jones Beach

Jones Beach Boardwalk - Mar 13, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

FILE – Jones Beach Boardwalk on March 13, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A 47-year-old Massapequa man is missing after going for a swim at Jones Beach.

Raymond Roth went into the ocean on Saturday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. near Field 6, his family said. The area was not protected by lifeguards.

The family told police that Roth is a good swimmer, and that he swims at that location every day. Authorities spent the evening looking for him with the help of helicopters and divers.

A lifeguard was issued a summons for an obstruction charge for apparently refusing to answer questions from police officers.

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