Coast Guard ends search for teenage boy off the northwestern coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue aircrews ended their search Saturday morning for a teenage boy in the northwestern coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, following a report from Blue Lightning Police that his body was recovered on the beach off the Carambola Beach Resort.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young boy,” said Captain Eduardo Pino, Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander. “Surf conditions in the north coast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are dangerous at this time and will continue to remain so through Sunday. Swimmers and small craft should avoid the ocean until surf conditions normalize.”

Rescue crews aboard Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla and a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft searched for the teenage boy since Friday afternoon alongside Blue Lightning Police and Saint Croix Department of Natural Resources rescue crews.

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