Body found on beach in Buxton; possible missing swimmer

Photo courtesy: Walter Hildebrand

BUXTON, N.C. (WAVY) – A body that washed ashore was found outside of Buxton near the beach nourishment area, Wednesday morning.

According to a Cape Hatteras National Seashore park ranger, resource crews that were on the beach doing sea turtle patrols, found the body around 7:05 a.m. near beach ramp 38.

The body was found in the area were a teenage swimmer went missing on Saturday.

At this time, there is no connection that the body found and the missing swimmer are the same.

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