Search crews found the body of 8 year old Owen Black by 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Black's body was found by a beach-goer about a half mile from where he went missing Friday evening.
Dozens of volunteers combed the beach and searched by water for nearly 48 hours, hoping for a better outcome.
Escambia County, Florida Sheriff, David Morgan, fought back tears as he briefed volunteers with the developments.
Early guesses are that the child, who is autistic, was swept out into the Gulf of Mexico by a strong rip current.
An autopsy will be performed this coming week to determine the exact cause of death.
Owen Black's family asks for their privacy during this difficult time. The family is from Louisiana.
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