Body of missing teenager recovered off of Tybee Island

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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – After six days of searching, officials have recovered the body of a teenager who went missing off of Tybee Island.

Police announced Friday evening that 17-year-old Je’Aarian “Jay” Belin had been found.

“To his family, friends and fellow students of New Hampstead High School, we extend our deepest sympathy to you during this time,” Tybee Police stated online. “Our prayers and blessings are with you.”

Officials say the teen was one of three swimmers who went missing off of the sandbar on Tybee’s south end Easter Sunday.

Family tells News 3 Jay saved a friend before he went under water.

Jay was a senior at New Hampstead High School, set to graduate next month. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for his family.

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