Body of missing Mississippi student found on Alabama island

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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Authorities have located the body of a Mississippi college student who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama’s Dauphin Island.

Mayor Jeff Collier says police and fire officials on Wednesday found the body of a man identified by the Coast Guard as 20-year-old Robert Brent of Yazoo County, Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi student went missing on Sunday while swimming in water just off the beach.

Collier posted a statement on social media saying the body was found on the island’s western end.

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