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Coast Guard Searching For Missing Conn. Swimmer

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A man stands on the beach as heavy surf from Hurricane Sandy pound the shoreline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A man stands on the beach as heavy surf from Hurricane Sandy pound the shoreline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing in Milford.

Authorities say 40-year-old Brian Bakunas was last seen swimming in heavy surf near the Walnut Beach Pier shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday.

The Coast Guard is urging people to stay away from beaches as Superstorm Sandy hits the area.

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