Teen’s body found after disappearing while swimming


The body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing off the coast of Rockaway Beach has been found.

The teen was swimming with friends on Sunday when police say he jumped in the water with a group of people but wasn’t able to stay above water.

First responders searched the area Sunday night but 15-year-old Maintain Odozi was never found. Eyewitnesses said rescuers did all they could, but the water was too deep to find the young teen.

Officials later found Odozi’s body on Monday just before 3 p.m.

Family members waited by the shore all day as divers searched the water and his mother was there when he was pulled from the water.

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