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Body of missing teenager recovered in Grand Isle State Park

Body of missing teenager recovered in Grand Isle State Park

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teenager who went missing while he was swimming at Grand Isle State Park.

Multiple news outlets report 16-year-old Travon William Robertson's body was found Monday afternoon.

Authorities say he was last seen Sunday swimming from the rock jetty to the first piling at Grand Isle State Park.

Robertson's mother says the teen was swimming with friends near the rocks when he was pulled beneath the waves by the undertow.

The Coast Guard and other agencies began a search effort Sunday, but the boy's body washed up near the beach where he drowned early Monday afternoon.

Robertson was preparing for his sophomore year at Ponchatoula High School, where he played football as a freshman.

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