There is a crucial scene playing out off the coast of Ocean City at the hour as authorities try to locate a teen who went missing after swimming with friends a short time ago.

The teenager was part of a group swimming in the ocean in the early evening hours.  Several had to be rescued just off 9th St. beach, according to Press of Atlantic City, but the search continues for one.

Ocean City Police Capt. Steve Ang confirms the department dispatched divers to the water.  The Coast Guard also responded via helicopter.

9th St. near the scene remains closed off as the search continues.

No word on the age of the missing teen or if he or she and the other swimmers were being supervised by adults.

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

We will have more on this story as it develops.