Body Found Off Navarre Beach

Body Found Off Navarre Beach

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NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - The man who went missing in the waters of Navarre Beach has been found dead.

The body of 19-year-old Louisiana native Nathan Hughey was pulled from the surf line Thursday morning.

The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Department are investigating his death.

Wednesday, Hughey and his family were enjoying a day at the beach. When he and a family member decided to enter the water despite the rough surf and red flag warnings. The surf proved to be too much for them. Life guards rescued his relative, but were unable to locate Hughey. At around 3:30 p.m. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office received a call about a missing swimmer. The Sheriff's Office, Navarre Fire and Rescue, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and the U.S. Coast Guard all searched for Hughey until 8 p.m. when the approaching storm and lack of light complicated rescue efforts.

Navarre Fire and Rescue continued the search at sun up Thursday morning, and found the body of Nathan Hughey at 8 a.m.

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