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Body of missing 19-year-old found on Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (AP)-  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.

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