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Body on Galveston beach thought that of E. Texas teenager

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 Height of the East Texas community of DeBerry, just north of Carthage.

Height 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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