Rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing swimmer from Bradley Point in West Haven.
A massive search began for Alejandro Zitlalpopoca, 16 of West Haven, after he went missing while swimming with a friend.
Crews from Coast Guard Stations in New Haven and Cape Cod along with the Milford Fire Department and West Haven Fire Department began the search just before 3 p.m.
At 7:18 p.m., his body was recovered 30 yards off shore in approximately five feet of water.
Zitlalpopoca was a senior at West Haven High School. Grief counselors will be available at the school tomorrow for students as well as additional staff to help with the students need as they deal with this loss.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Alejandro's family and friends, and we cannot imagine how heartbroken they must be," said West Haven superintendent Neil Cavallaro. "We're devastated to see a student from our district pass away and will have additional support services available at West Haven High School tomorrow for any students or staff who feel they need to talk to someone."
Zitlalpopoca's body will be transfered to the medical examiner's office. The cause of death is under investigation.
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