- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy who disappeared in the Atlantic after free diving with friends has been found.

The Coast Guard says the boy was diving without breathing gear when he lost contact with his friends Saturday off the Boca Raton Inlet.

The Coast Guard launched a search. Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios says a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office boat crew first spotted the boy in the water and brought him aboard.

Rios says the teen was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition. Additional details were not immediately available. The boy’s name has not been released.

Two other Palm Beach County teenagers went missing in July while fishing in the ocean off Jupiter. Their boat was found capsized off, but the 14-year-old boys were not found.

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