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Bodies of Missing Swimmers Found



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    The bodies of two swimmers have been found in the ocean at Virginia Beach and in the Monocacy River in Maryland.

    The body of a 9-year-old boy who disappeared in the ocean at Virginia Beach has been recovered.

    Virginia Beach police identified the boy as Giovanni Coomes of Virginia Beach.

    Media outlets reported that a citizen found the boy's body on the beach around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

    Emergency officials said the boy and an 11-year-old boy began to struggle after they encountered rough water Tuesday night. Lifeguards rescued the 11-year-old boy and an adult who tried to
    help the children.

    The 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital. His condition wasn't available.

    Tom Green with Virginia Beach emergency services said red warning flags were flying Tuesday. He says rip currents had been reported during the holiday weekend.

    In Maryland, authorities said they have found the body of swimmer who went missing in the Monocacy River this week.

    Maryland Natural Resources Police said the body of 20-year-old Agustinn Roques was found in the river near Tuscarora about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Roques had been missing since Monday, when he was with friends along the river near a boat ramp off park Mills Road.

    Police spokesman Sgt. Art Windemuth said Roques told friends he was going for a swim. When he didn't return after about an hour, Windemuth said Roques' friends began searching for him and
    eventually called police.

    Windemuth said authorities used boats, dogs and a helicopter to search for Roques.

    Police said Roques was originally from Guatemala and had lived in Laurel.