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.