Body of Bay St. Louis teen found in Florida

John Stephens
John Stephens

By WLOX Staff

NAVARRE BEACH, FL (WLOX) - The body of a Bay St. Louis teenager has washed up along Florida's northwest coast. Stephens' body was found Monday off the coast of Navarre Beach near Pensacola. The 17-year-old went missing Saturday while surfing with his grandfather.

Family members told WLOX the men were surfing Saturday night when the grandfather lost sight of the teen.

They were especially concerned because the 17-year-old was not a good swimmer.

Authorities and volunteers had searched for him for nearly 18 hours before calling off a search Sunday

John Stephens was a junior at Hancock County High School.

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