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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the bodies of two Louisiana brothers who died in the surf on the Alabama coast.

Police say the bodies of a 12-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother were both located Saturday after a search. They apparently drowned.

The two went under Friday night in a resort area in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Police haven’t released the names of either young man. But Steward Spencer tells The Advocate the victims were his grandsons, 19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua Spencer, both of Baton Rouge.

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Spencer says the older boy tried to save the younger one in rip current, but both were swept out.

The grandfather says the family went to the beach on a vacation on Thursday and was supposed to return home Sunday.