Bolsa Chica State Beach was near scene of fatal accident. Image via Wikimedia Commons
Bolsa Chica State Beach, where 18-year-old swimmer Shawn Lim went missing. Image via Wikimedia Commons

In the conclusion to a teen tragedy, a body that washed ashore in Huntington Beach has been identified as an 18-year-old swimmer who went missing a week ago, according to the Orange County coroner.

The body of Shawn Lim was found at 11th Street just before 9:15 a.m. on Friday, according to Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis.

Lim was previously identified by the U.S. Coast Guard as the swimmer who failed to resurface about 50 to 100 yards from the beach. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter and a 45-foot rescue boat to conduct a search. L.A. County lifeguards also participated in the search but Lim was not located.

Lim went missing last Saturday at Bolsa Chica State Beach, according to authorities.

Two of the three swimmers reported missing by a good Samaritan at 5:14 p.m. Saturday at Bolsa Chica were rescued and taken to hospitals.

–City News Service

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