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Body Found in Seal Beach May Be That of Swimmer Missing for Two Weeks

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A body found in Seal Beach Thursday afternoon may be that of a missing swimmer who disappeared in rough waters August 31. The body was spotted in the water on the west jetty of Anaheim Bay at the U.S. Naval Weapons Station, reports the O.C. Register. It is possible the body is that of Joewayne Benford, a 24-year-old Long Beach man who was swept away in a rip current while enjoying the waters with his friends last month.

Benford's buddies lost sight of him about 200 yards from the shore at Surfside Beach where they had been boogie boarding.

The body recovered yesterday was taken to the Orange County Coroner's Office, and dental records will be used to help in the identification process.