LONG BEACH, Wash. - The body of a teenager who had been reported missing while boogie boarding off the surf of Long Beach Friday night was located by searchers early Saturday.
The 17-year-old was discovered near the Bolstad Approach, two miles from where he was last seen. His name and hometown were not immediately available.
Pacific County Dispatchers received the initial call of the missing boogie boarder around 5 p.m. Friday and relayed the information to the U.S. Coast Guard.
An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., conducted multiple searches until 10 p.m. Friday and continued the search at first light Saturday.
The Coast Guard would like to remind beachgoers that coastal waters can be extremely dangerous. People taking part in coastal recreational activities should check local weather and tide conditions prior to leaving home.