OBX: Body found near location missing teen swimmer last seen

BUXTON, DARE COUNTY (WITN) - A body was found this morning off the Outer Banks, not far from where a missing teenager was last seen Saturday evening.

National Park Service staff discovered the male's body around 7:00 a.m. near Buxton.

It was found about a mile and a half north of the jetties where the teen swimmer was last seen.

The search for the out-of-state visitor ended Sunday. The Park Service says an autopsy will be performed on Thursday in order to identify the remains.


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The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a missing swimmer off the Outer Banks.

The teenager was reported missing Saturday around 6:30 p.m. off a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach.

The out-of-state male swimmer was last seen north of the jetties in Buxton.

The National Park Service says they continue their efforts to recover the body of the swimmer.


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A search is continuing Sunday for a missing swimmer off the North Carolina Coast.

Officials say a teenage swimmer was reported missing shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday off a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach.

The out-of-state male swimmer was last seen north of the jetties in Buxton, Dare County.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, National Park Service, and Dare County EMS worked together in efforts to search the area for the missing swimmer.

A helicopter and spotlights were used during Saturday night's search according to officials.



 

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