Search for Swimmer in Lake Pontchartrain

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MISSING SWIMMERNew Orleans Police and the Coast Guard are searching for a 50-year-old man who went underwater Sunday afternoon.

The NOPD says Telesforo Chavez was swimming with his family in Lake Pontchartrain near Beauregard and Lakeshore Drive.

Officers say the man was swimming to shore when the waters got rough and he went under.

Crews searched the lake for nearly four hours before calling off the search Sunday night due to the rough waters.

They resumed the search Monday morning at 8am.