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Body of missing La. teen found near Gulf Shores

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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:56 PM by APNewsNow
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 2:56 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Chaston Brown, Ponchatoula, missing teen, Gulf Shores, drowning, rough surf

GULF SHORES, AL - Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast.

Gulf Shores police say a person riding a personal watercraft found the body in the water on Tuesday and brought it ashore near the public beach.

Police still aren't identifying the victim. But friends and a brother have identified him to media on the scene of the search as 17-year-old Chaston Brown of Ponchatoula, La.

Searchers have been looking for a distressed swimmer since he was reported missing Sunday afternoon. He was visiting the area with friends.

The weather service was reporting dangerous rip currents in the surf at the time.

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