Vero Beach Teen Discovered Dead In Indian River Lagoon

15-year-old boy was thrown from a boat but did not come back to the surface
15-year-old boy was thrown from a boat but did not come back to the surface.

VERO BEACH, Florida – The body of a Vero Beach teen was found in the Indian River Lagoon after a boating accident Sunday morning.

At 11:00 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was thrown from a boat but did not come back to the surface.

After a search by the Indian River County Fire Rescue, Coast Guard, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Vero Beach Police Department confirmed the 15-year-old boy’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

The boy was thrown into the water when the boat he was riding in hit a wave while towing another person on a wakeboard, according to sources.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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