17-year-old's body recovered from Mangilao waters
The body of a 17-year-old girl was recovered from Guam waters today.
Rescue units responded to a drowning reported at Gregorio Perez Park in Mangilao.
The 911 call comes in just after 3 this afternoon.
By 4 p.m., rescue swimmers recovered the body of a 17-year-old girl in the waters off the park located just off Route 15.
Authorities are not yet releasing additional details.
The Guam Police Department also responded and we are told they are currently investigating.
Yesterday, the National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday. Large breaking waves of 7 to 9 feet are expected along north and east-facing reefs. Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion are expected.
Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions.
Also, a high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through late Friday night. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous conditions.
If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, face the shore and call or wave for help.