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Updated: Search for Young Boy at Beach in Virginia Turns to Recovery Effort

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CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP)- The search for an 8-year-old boy who went missing off Cape Charles Beach has turned to a recovery effort.
   
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission said the search turned to a recovery mission Monday morning.
   
Media outlets report the boy was last see swimming at the beach on Sunday. The boy's grandmother says his family is from New Jersey and was visiting relatives in Chesapeake.
   
The Coast Guard, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Cape Charles police, beach lifeguards and bystanders searched for several hours without finding him, according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard says its 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew and 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape Charles and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City were all searching along with VMRC response boat crews and divers.

Lifeguards and good samaritan jet skiers also helped with the search.

Officials say Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries was on shore with the missing boy's family.

Authorities are now using side-scan sonar, boats and an airplane as part of the recovery efforts.



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