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Teen swept away by current off Anna Maria Island

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Boats searched for the teen until dark. The search will resume in the morning. Boats searched for the teen until dark. The search will resume in the morning.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL (WFLA) -

The Coast Guard will resume the search Sunday morning for a 14-year-old boy swept away by a current off Anna Maria Island.

Manatee County deputies say around 5:00 PM on Saturday, Dushay Morales and another boy were standing in knee-deep water off City Park.  Witnesses say Morales was swept under water by a current.  The second boy made it to shore safely. 

Investigators say Morales, of Winter Haven, was visiting the beach with his family.  Earlier, detectives reported his name as "Dushmy Nelson", but later sent out a press release with the correct name.

The Coast Guard searched for the missing boy with boats and a helicopter.  They will resume their search on Sunday at first light.

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