Missing Teen Swimmer’s body found in Hollywood,Florida

MIAMI – The body of a missing 14-year old boy was located along the beach at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Hollywood, Fla., at approximately 10:30 a.m., Monday, after an extensive search by the Coast Guard along with local and state agencies.

On Sunday evening, Hollywood Police Department requested Coast Guard assistance locating two boys who went missing 200 yards offshore from John U. Lloyd Beach State Park near the Port Everglades jetty.

“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with all the family and friends of those who lost their loved one in this tragic accident,” said Coast Guard Captain James Fitton, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami.

Assisting in the search was:

* Two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
* A HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.
* Broward County Sheriff’s Office boat crew.
* Broward County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew.
* Hollwood Police Department.
* Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat crew.

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