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Body Found On Long Island Beach Believed To Be of Missing 10-Year-Old Black Boy 

Ramel McCrae

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Officials discovered the body of a young Black boy in Long Beach, Long Island and officials are determining whether or not it’s the child who disappeared last week after he and his older brother took a swim unsupervised.

The 10-year-old’s corpse was pulled from the waters around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday by Nassau County Marine Patrol and was delivered to the county’s medical examiner’s office, Newsday reported.

Medical officials identified the body as a young Black male, but have yet to positively match a name to the victim.

However, authorities discovered that a young boy named Ramel McCrae of Hempstead, NY vanished in the waters along Ocean Beach Park just five days prior to officials discovering a body.

Officers said that 10-year-old McCrae and his 11-year-old brother went swimming unattended around 6 p.m. that day, but only the oldest came out of the water. Unfortunately, there was no lifeguard on duty at the time. The siblings reportedly caught a bus to Long Beach.

A search team formed with members of the National Coast Guard and the NYPD’s Aviation Unit and Dive Unit. The group searched for a total of 22 hours searching for the victim before the Coast Guard ended the quest.

McCrae’s mother has been contacted regarding the discovery of the body according to News 12.

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