Virginia Boy Drowns While Vacationing in Florida With Family

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A 14-year-old Virginia boy drowned while vacationing with his family in the Florida Panhandle, authorities say. 

Joquis Levano of Centreville, Virginia, died Wednesday afternoon off of Norriego Point in Destin, Okaloosa County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Ted Pecot told the Northwest Florida Daily News.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call about a swimmer in distress around 4 p.m. 

Pecot says divers found the boy's body around 6:23 p.m., about 50 feet from where he'd been swimming. 

Family members told deputies they'd been at the beach for several hours before the boy went missing. They say they couldn't find him once he slipped under water.

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