Body found after father, son disappear off Alabama coast
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy has been found after he disappeared while swimming off the coast of Alabama with his father.
News outlets reported Thursday evening that authorities are still searching for the teen’s 47-year-old father. The two Taiwanese nationals were swimming around Dauphin Island Thursday when they disappeared more than 100 yards (91 meters) from shore. The boy was found hours later in water about a mile from the scene.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the two were vacationing in the area with family. The Dauphin Island Fire Department and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office are assisting the Coast Guard with the search.