Authorities ID Body Found Off Newport Beach Coast as Missing 18-Year-Old British Tourist

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A body was recovered on July 9, 2019, in the water between 24th and 28th streets in Newport Beach, authorities said. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

A body was recovered on July 9, 2019, in the water between 24th and 28th streets in Newport Beach, authorities said. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

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The body of an 18-year-old British tourist who went missing July 1 while snorkeling by the Newport Pier has been recovered, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities confirmed Friday that Christopher Nguyen’s body was found earlier in the week about 300 yards off the Newport Beach coast.

Nguyen was reportedly celebrating his 18th birthday the morning he went missing.

Newport Beach lifeguards received a report Tuesday of a body in the ocean off 28th Street, according to Battalion Chief Brian O’Rourke. A Sheriff’s Department helicopter crew responded and spotted Nguyen’s body floating offshore.

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