An eight-year-old Missouri boy drowns while visiting a Texas beach with his family, officials said.

Officials say a Missouri boy drowned while visiting a Texas beach with his family.

8-year-old kid was swimming on the beach on Tuesday Galveston Galveston County Daily News reported when the rip current wiped him out.

His body was found on Friday morning, the newspaper reported. The boy’s name has not been published.

Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis finds a boy floating in the water just before the lifeguard darkens at St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Rip current I pulled him down.

“One of our guards found a small one Boy’s body I ran from the edge of the groin and jumped off the rock to try to find him, but I couldn’t find him, “Davis told KHOU.

Rip currents are fast-moving channels of water flowing off the shore and are often formed in the crotch of rocks or near piers.

“He was the only one who had problems,” Davis told Post Dispatch. “They had a lot of little kids, and he was the only one stuck there. None of them saw him. There were no witnesses.”

The rescue team searched for the boy, but could not find him until he was washed ashore about six miles from where he was three days later. Drowning, KTRK reported.

Galveston is about 50 miles southeast of Houston.

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