Ocean Reef Park swimmer found dead

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A 17-year-old swimmer drowned this evening, according to Rose Anne Brown, spokeswoman for Riviera Beach. 

The  teenager was swimming at Ocean Reef Park with his friends when he was overcome by a wave at 5:00 p.m.

Officials said he was in the an area where a sign warned swimmers not to enter the water.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Riviera Beach Police & Coast Guard assisted in the search.

The teen's body was recovered an hour after he went missing.

He has not yet been identified.

 

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