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Body of missing Laurel swimmer found in Monocacy River

TUSCARORA, Md. — Authorities say they have found the body of swimmer from Laurel who went missing in the Monocacy River this week.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of 20-year-old Agustinn Roques was found in the river near Tuscarora about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Roques had been missing since Monday, when he was with friends along the river near a boat ramp off park Mills Road.

Police spokesman Sgt. Art Windemuth says Roques told friends he was going for a swim. When he didn’t return after about an hour, Windemuth says Roques’ friends began searching for him and eventually called police.

Windemuth says authorities used boats, dogs and a helicopter to search for Roques.

Police say Roques was originally from Guatemala.

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