Body found on New Smyrna Beach

14-year-old Orlando boy vanished in ocean

Published On: Jun 18 2012 06:56:26 AM EDT
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -

Authorities on Monday said a body of a juvenile has been found on New Smyrna Beach near the area where a 14-year-old boy disappeared.

It's not yet known if the body is that of the boy who disappeared Sunday afternoon while swimming in the ocean about two miles away.

The body was discovered around 6 a.m. Monday in front of the Hacienda del Sol condos in the 4200 block of South Atlantic Avenue on New Smyrna Beach, WKMG-TV reported.

The Volusia County Beach Patrol told Local 6 that the boy was swimming with some friends off New Smyrna Beach just before 4 p.m. Sunday in an area that is unguarded by life guards. The other kids came out of the water, but the teen did not.

"They had just put on suntan lotion and were out there about 10 to 15 minutes," a witness said.

Officials searched an area near 3rd Street and Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, in the water by jet ski and by air.

Officials said the waters were rough Sunday and red-flag warnings were posted all weekend.  There were about 50 rescues, according to beach officials.