Body found in Margate ID'd as missing Phila. boy
ATLANTIC CITY - June 13, 2012 (WPVI) -- Authorities tell Action News a body that washed ashore in Margate on Wednesday has been identified as Khitan DeVine.
The body was found just south of where the 10-year-old boy vanished in the ocean on Sunday .
Khitan disappeared in the water while swimming with his family near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City.
Lifeguards were off duty at the time.
Authorities say the Atlantic City Beach Patrol rescued Devine's sister from a jetty that she was holding on to.
Khitan's stepmother, Rosemary Brown, told Action News the family was met with a strong current.
"It was a current that pulled us under," Rosemary Brown said.
The Coast Guard suspended its search for Khitan on Monday night.
"The decision to suspend a search is very difficult, but after an exhaustive search by crews last night and all day today, the Coast Guard suspended our search for the missing boy. I cannot imagine the sadness felt by the child's family, and my deepest sympathy goes out to them," Capt. Kathy Moore, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia said in a statement Monday.
new jersey, atlantic city, atlantic county, missing children, local/state
- Person of interest ID'd in hit-and-run 1 min ago
- AccuWeather: Easter to be comfortable, breezy
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series 19 min ago
- Photos: Pictures from Easter Sunday services
- Video: 5,000 turn out for Easter service in Mt. Airy
- Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
- Man shot, killed in Gloucester Twp. apartment
- Man found shot in minivan in Tioga-Nicetown
- Girl hospitalized after near-drowning in Philly hotel
- 2 injured after car hits Camden police cruiser
- Video: Snowmobiler charged by angry moose