Searchers find body of missing boogie boarder

SEATTLE – The body of a swimmer who had been reported missing while boogie boarding off the surf of Long Beach, Wash., Friday night was located by searchers early this morning.

The 17-year-old boogie boarder was discovered near Bolstad Approach, Wash., two miles from where he was last seen.

The Pacific County Dispatch received the initial call of the missing boogie boarder around 5 p.m. Friday and relayed the information to the Coast Guard.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., conducted multiple searches until 10 p.m. Friday and were set to continue the search at first light.

The Coast Guard would like to remind beachgoers that coastal waters can be extremely dangerous. Individuals taking part in coastal recreational activities should check local weather and tide conditions prior to leaving home.

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