Two teen brothers swept away in ocean, Hawaii cops say. One is dead, the other missing

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Two teen brothers were swept away by an ocean current while swimming in Hawaii, police said.

The 14-year-old and 16-year-old were swimming with several other adults when they were swept away around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Shipman/Haena Beach in Puna, the Hawaii Police Department said.

First responders pulled two adults and the 16-year-old from the water by helicopter, police said.

The fire crew tried to resuscitate the teen, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:51 p.m., police said.

The 14-year-old boy remained missing as of Thursday night, with authorities saying the search would resume Friday morning.

An autopsy will determine the 16-year-old’s cause of death, police said. A missing person case was also filed for the missing boy.

Puna is a district on the island of Hawaii.

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