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Costa Rica finds body of US student swept to sea

A Costa Rican Red Cross official says the body of a second U.S. high school student who drowned off the country's Pacific coast has been recovered. He says rescuers are still looking for a missing student.

Red Cross spokesman Freddy Roman says James Smith's body was recovered Thursday. He says authorities are still searching for missing student Kai Lamar.

The first body recovered was that of Caity Jones. A group of five students from Ohio was pulled out to sea Wednesday by an undertow current. Two survived after being rescued by lifeguards.

Roman said that 47 people drowned in the first four months of this year in Costa Rica's oceans, rivers and lakes. He said many of the victims were unaware of Costa Rica's sometimes fierce ocean currents.