The body of a 13-year-old boy was found today by Escambia Search and Rescue (ESAR).
The 13-year-old disappeared while swimming in the waters southwest NAS Pensacola and Sherman Cove Marina. The victim and another teenager jumped off a boat in about 12 feet of water, the victim never resurfaced.
Using SONAR, the ESAR was able to locate the body of the teenager directly below where he jumped into the water off the boat.
Divers with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body from the water.
The family of the deceased teenager were not on the boat when his body was located, but remained at a local marina with counselors.