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Body of missing teen found after canoe flips on St. Johns River

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Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
Jake Brooks, 15, and Cade Werle, 15, freshmen at Creekside High School, use their day off from school to help with the search for the missing teen boater.

The body of a missing 16-year-old boy was found Monday after the teen disappeared when a canoe overturned Sunday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the call shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday about a missing person and tweeted an alert shortly after.

Deputies said the 16-year-old was with two other people on the St. Johns River when their canoe overturned. The two individuals were able to swim to shore, but they lost sight and contact with the teen, deputies said.

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