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OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The body of a South Brunswick High School senior has been recovered, after he drowned in Oak Island waters Tuesday night. 

The 17-year-old high school student, James Prince, was reported missing when he was swimming near the Oak Island Pier around 7 p.m.

Several rescue crews searched for the teen, later recovering his body nearby.

Brunswick County school officials are offering support and counseling for students and staff.

According to a release, Wednesday morning, crisis teams will be on campus to assist staff members and students who choose to go to school.

Oak Island Fire, Police, Water Rescue and the Coast Guard Station there responded to the scene after calls about a missing swimmer. 

When crews pulled the body from the water, they attempted to resuscite him, but were unsuccessful.


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