Body found north of area where teenager disappeared

By on September 13, 2017

Nick Vero. (Facebook, The Sun-Chronicle)

A body was found Wednesday morning about a mile and a half north of the jetties in Buxton, where a teenage swimmer was last seen four days ago.

Staff with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore discovered the body at 7:05 a.m., according to a statement from the National Park Service.

The missing 17 year old was identified by the The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, Mass. as Nick Vero, a high school senior.


He was last seen at 6:24 p.m. Saturday.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, National Park Service and Dare County EMS helped with the search, which included a helicopter and spotlights Saturday night.

Additional searches were continued Sunday morning. The Coast Guard suspended their portion of the search at 2:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service posted a high risk of rip currents along the Outer Banks, due to large swell generated by Hurricane Irma. Surf of 5 to 7 feet was observed along lower Hatteras Island on Saturday.

An autopsy will be performed to confirm identification, the Park Service said,

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