Cape Charles, Va. - The body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing Sunday night in the water off Cape Charles has been found, according to the Cape Charles Police Chief.
Searches for 15-year-old Alvaro Lopez began Sunday night after a man reported that he was in the water near the Cape Charles Fishing Pier and struggling against the current.
According to a news release from the Coast Guard, crews received the original call from Northampton Police around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
A Coast Guard 25-foot response boat from Cape Station Charles and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City responded to the scene.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Cape Charles Fire Department also helped with the search.
The search turned into a recovery mission on Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, crews reported that they had made contact with a body.
Lopez's family and friends were on scene throughout the day while crews searched. The family was taken to a remote area once the body was found.
The body was confirmed to be Lopez several hours later. His family has been notified.
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