Daytona Beach Memorial Day Drowning

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ The Volusia County Beach Patrol says a beachgoer has found the body a 19-year-old man who went missing in rough surf on Memorial Day.

Authorities say the man entered the water with another man after lifeguards went off-duty about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

They were hit by a large wave and the 19-year-old didn’t resurface.

His body was found Tuesday morning, several blocks north of the spot he entered the water..

Friends reported the man missing just before 6 p.m.

Eleven lifeguards and a Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter assisted in the search, which was called off around 7:15 p.m.

Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/KZ3Xzn ) that waves averaged 3 to 4 feet on Monday.

The man’s name was not released.
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