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Body of missing La. teen found near Gulf Shores

10 months ago July 22, 2014 Jul 22, 2014 Tuesday, July 22 2014 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:56:37 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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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