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Search crews find body of Georgia teen missing from church camp on island beach

Posted at 6:56 PM, May 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-30 18:56:41-04

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday found the body of a 16-year-old boy who had been reported missing from a church camp he was attending on Georgia’s Jekyll Island.

Connor Mathis was found dead Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from Jekyll Island Fire and EMS. News outlets reported the boy’s body was discovered on a beach at the island’s south end.

Connor had been attending a church camp on the island, officials said, and was reported missing after he failed to show up at 6 p.m. Monday as campers regrouped from afternoon activities.

Volunteers showed up to help the Georgia State Patrol and other agencies search for the teenager from neighboring Brunswick. It was not immediately known how he died.