6-year-old boy presumed drowned in Southwest Florida

LONGBOAT PASS — The search for a 6-year-old boy who went missing in Gulf waters off Southwest Florida has turned into a recovery mission.

Authorities informed Laketa Taylor on Sunday afternoon that Lamontea's body must be submerged. Bradenton Beach police are expected to say Monday morning whether they'll continue the search for his body.

The child went missing Saturday evening while swimming with his cousins. They got caught in a strong current and rescuers pulled three children from the water.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports more than two dozen of the child's relatives and friends gathered at Coquina Beach on Sunday to wait on news from the rescue crews.

The child attended kindergarten at Samoset Elementary School in Bradenton.

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