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Body of 15-year-old missing swimmer found after water search off Yarmouth

The body of a 15-year-old boy was recovered in the water off Yarmouth late Saturday night, according to the US Coast Guard.

The teenager was swimming with friends in the Bass River around 8 p.m. Saturday night when he began to struggle and went under the water, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Briana Carter.

The State Police dive team responded around 8:30 p.m., said spokesman David Procopio. State Environmental Police also responded to assist local authorities in the search in the Dennis-Yarmouth area. A Coast Guard helicopter was deployed to aid the search, according to Carter, as well as a 24-foot response boat from Station Chatham.


The teenager was found by a dive team under the water at about 11 p.m., Carter said.

State Police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office are assisting with the investigation, Procopio said.