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JFRD working to recover 19-year-old last seen in the ocean in Jacksonville Beach

Update: The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says they are treating this as a recovery mission at this time.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Update: At approximately 10:21 a.m., the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and The Coast Guard have assisted in the continued search for Newkirk. As of 12:02 p.m. on Monday, he has not been found.

At 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department Captain Eric Prosswimmer told First Coast News that this mission is being treated as a recovery, not a rescue.

His family has been notified of this.

Dive teams continue to search Jacksonville Beach.

A 19-year-old man went missing Sunday after he went swimming in Jacksonville Beach around 7:36 p.m. Curtis A. Newkirk Jr. was last seen in the ocean near the 200 block of 1st Street South.

The teen had been missing for over an hour. If you have seen him, please call 904-247-6193. 

He is 6'1 and 192 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue Nautica swim trunks with a red and yellow design.

There is an ongoing search for him, with help from nearby counties.

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