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Body of Navy dive student recovered from bay in Florida, reports say

U.S. service members assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 conducts military dive operations off the East Coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, May 29, 2019.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 19, 2020

The body of a Navy dive student who went missing Thursday while training off Panama City, Fla., has been recovered, according to local news reports.

The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center student went missing around 11:30 a.m. during a “surface swim” in St. Andrew Bay, said NBC affiliate WHJG. The training area is marked by buoys and has a maximum depth of 20 feet.

The body was recovered around 4:30 p.m., according to ABC affiliate WMBB.

The identify of the diver will not be released until after his family is notified, Navy officials told WMBB.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family during this difficult time,” they added.

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