Body of missing teenager found
A body found off the Brazilian coast is that of a British teenager swept out to sea last week, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
Elliot Deslandes, 14, from Arnold in Nottingham, went missing while swimming with friends last Tuesday.
It is thought the teen was part of a group of youngsters struck by a powerful wave while holidaying on Ilha Grande, an island near Rio de Janeiro.
On Thursday it emerged a body had been found in the same area Elliot went missing and on Friday the Foreign Office confirmed it was him.
A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the death of a British National in the Ilha Grande, Brazil on November 2, 2010.
"We are providing consular assistance to the next of kin."
Elliot's mother Beverley White is reported to have travelled to the popular tourist island and visited the beach where he was last seen.
She previously told the Nottingham Post: "All I know is they got into difficulty. There was a big wave and the lads got swept out but he didn't come up."
Hundreds of people have joined a Facebook group, Pray for Elliot Deslandes, and other friends have arranged fundraising events including a Michael Jackson-themed fundraiser tonight in Nottingham.