DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 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 that waves averaged 3 to 4 feet on Monday.
The man's name was not released.