Officials confirm body found in North Carolina was teen from Eli - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Officials confirm body found in North Carolina was teen from Elizabeth, Indiana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a body found Sunday night near Avon, North Carolina, was a teen from Elizabeth, Indiana.

The body recovered was 17-year-old Jimmy Bittner, according to Chester Bailey with the Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Officials located Bittner's body after a search that had been ongoing since Bittner and a friend were swept away by currents in the ocean south of the Rodanthe Pier on Thursday.

Bittner's friend was able to swim to safety. His body is now with a local funeral home as his family makes arrangements to bring him back to Indiana.

Bittner was a student at South Central Junior and Senior High School at Elizabeth in Harrison County, Indiana.

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