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1 boy’s body recovered from water off Galveston, 1 sought

Posted: 7:13 PM, Oct 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 20:13:39-04

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Searchers have recovered the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming near the Galveston seawall with a 16-year-old friend who’s still missing.

Officials with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol say the body of the younger child was located late Tuesday afternoon about 2 miles offshore. He and the teen were swimming Sunday afternoon as part of a group outing for children associated with a nonprofit shelter in Galveston.

Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis has said authorities believe the older boy tried to rescue the younger one from a rip current and both apparently drowned.

The name of the 11-year-old boy wasn’t immediately released. The search continues for the older boy.

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