Body Found Believed to Be Teen Missing After Boat Accident | Virginia News

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A body found Tuesday is believed to be a Virginia teen who has been missing since a January boating accident in Chincoteague Bay that left one other teen dead and two injured, officials said.

Virginia Marine Police said the body believed to be the missing 17-year-old was recovered around 1 p.m. from the water off Chincoteague, news outlets reported. The medical examiner has not yet positively identified the body.

The teen has been missing since Jan. 22, when a 16-foot Jon boat capsized sending all four teens aboard into the water.

A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were rescued near the boat and taken to a hospital. The Coast Guard recovered the body of 18-year-old Cory Alles of Bentonville.

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