Girl's body found on WA coast after being swept away

Girl's body found on WA coast after being swept away

Credit: Josh Young

The Coast Guard searches for a missing 11-year-old girl off Long Beach, Wash., July 3, 2014.

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 7:51 AM

LONG BEACH, Wash. - Authorities have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl, two days after she was swept away by the surf off a southwest Washington beach.
   
Long Beach Police Chief Flint Wright says the girl's body washed ashore Saturday morning and was found by people walking on a beach about a mile from where the girl was swept away. He identified her as Lindsey Mustread.
   
The girl and her 9-year-old brother had been wading in the surf on the Long Beach Peninsula on Thursday when they apparently got caught in a rip tide.
   
Her brother, Kenneth, was rescued that afternoon after treading water for about a half hour. A Coast Guard air and water search for the girl for seven hours Thursday.
   
Wright has said the family lives on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
 

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