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Body found in S. TX may be missing E. TX teen

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Officials say they believe the body of a man found washed onto a Galveston beach is that of a missing teenage swimmer.

Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis says a beach maintenance crew found the body about on East Beach about noon Monday. He tells the Galveston County Daily News that it's believed to be that of 18-year-old John Hight of the East Texas community of DeBerry.

Hight went missing as he and nine friends were swimming in rough surf Saturday.

The body was taken to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office.

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