Body of 17-year-old boogie boarder found at Frisco Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WVEC) -- - Coast Guard officials confirm that the body of a 17-year-old boogie boarder who reportedly went missing Tuesday was found Wednesday morning.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup confirmed that the body was found by Hatteras Island Rescue at Frisco Beach in the Outer Banks.
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The News & Observer reports the 17-year-old, Sirawich "Jo" Chanthaburanan of Muang, Thailand, was an exchange student. He was at the Outer Banks with two other exchange students from Pennsylvania when Chanthaburanan fell and did not resurface. The newspaper said he was not wearin ga floatation device.
National Park Service and the Dare County Sheriff's Office were part of the land search on Tuesday after watchstanders in North Carolina were notified at roughly 1:40 p.m. about a male was reportedly seen falling off a boogie board and not resurfacing.
A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Ocracoke, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras and a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City launched and were on scene searching.
The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, Dare MedFlight, and the U.S. Coast Guard were using helicopters, boats, and watercraft to search.