SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Rescue crews with the San Francisco Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard have canceled a search Thursday evening for a person seen in distress in the water off Ocean Beach.

At about 3:40 p.m., crews began searching for the victim, who was initially thought to be a surfer, on the beach’s south end near the Great Highway and Sloat Boulevard, fire officials said.

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Surfers at the scene, however, told rescue crews that the victim was fully clothed.

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Further information was not immediately available.

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