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News Release – Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Staff of the National Park Service found the body of a teenage male at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday on the beach just east of the off-road vehicle ramp 48 in Frisco, Dare County.

The body was identified as a 17-year-old from Thailand who was reported missing June 6 after his boogie board was found washed up on shore near off-road vehicle ramp 49 in Frisco.

Throughout the afternoon and night of June 6, the U.S. Coast Guard, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, Dare County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service conducted search efforts with helicopters, boats, jet skis and on land.

 “We are saddened by this tragic event,” said Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac. Cape Hatteras National Seashore sends our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

No other information about the incident was available.

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