Missing child drowns at Va. Beach Oceanfront, police say

Missing child drowns at Va. Beach Oceanfront, police say
According to Virginia Beach police, the child went missing in the area of 31st Street at 8 p.m. on July 4. (Source: NBC12)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WWBT) - An 8-year-old who went missing Thursday night drowned at Virginia Beach, WAVY reports.

According to Virginia Beach police, the child went missing in the area of 31st Street at 8 p.m. on July 4.

Police searched for the child, who was last seen near the water’s edge, through Thursday night.

A citizen found a body around 2 a.m. along the beach at 39th Street, police said.

The body belonged to the missing 8-year-old, who was pronounced dead.

No information will be released about the child out of respect for the family, police said.

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