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Searching Continues For Body Of 8 Year-Old In Virginia

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NORTHAMPTON, Va. - A heartbreaking weekend on the waters of Delmarva, as Monday evening, crews were still working to recover the body of an eight-year-old boy who went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming off of Cape Charles Beach in Virginia.

The Coast Guard picked their search back up at daybreak Monday.  A helicopter scanning the area, along with boats and divers from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.  Even bystanders on the beach jumped in the water to help with the search.

The boy's grandmother spoke to our sister station WVEC Monday morning, describing what happened that horrific afternoon.

"She had his hand, and it went under, the waves just kept coming, and then he grabbed her hair and they both went under," says Gina Granby, "I'm just hoping they find my grandson I'm leaving it in the lord's hands that they find him."

The eight-year-old was visiting family on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the time of the incident.  His parents were still at home in New Jersey.

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