Update: Body of Navy dive student is recovered

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The body of Navy dive student was recovered at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday after an intensive search when he went missing during a training exercise.

The student was participating in a surface swim at about 11 a.m. in St. Andrew Bay when he was reported missing.

They added that the training area is marked with buoys and maximum depth is 20 feet.

The identity of the diver will not be released until his family is notified, officials wrote in a news release.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family during this difficult time,” they added,

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