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Body of missing LA teen found off Alabama coast

Chaston Brown  (Photo Courtesy: Fox 10 TV) Chaston Brown (Photo Courtesy: Fox 10 TV)
A helicopter searched for a missing teenage swimmer in the water off of Gulf Shores on Sunday. Source: Christy Hutchings/WBRC A helicopter searched for a missing teenage swimmer in the water off of Gulf Shores on Sunday. Source: Christy Hutchings/WBRC

Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast.

Gulf Shores police say a person riding a personal watercraft found the body in the water on Tuesday and brought it ashore near the public beach.

Police still aren't identifying the victim. But friends and a brother have identified him to media on the scene of the search as 17-year-old Chaston Brown of Ponchatoula, La.

Searchers have been looking for a distressed swimmer since he was reported missing Sunday afternoon. He was visiting the area with friends.

The weather service was reporting dangerous rip currents in the surf at the time.

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